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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Lisa Storey
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from A&W Gun Sales, a federal firearms licensee.

A&W Gun sales, located at 208 N. Old Wire Rd in Washburn, Missouri, was burglarized between Nov. 23 and 24. Individual(s) forced entry into A&W Gun Sales and stole a total of 11 firearms. ATF special agents from the Springfield Field Office and the Barry County Sheriff’s Department are investigating.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500, which will be matched by NSSF, for a total reward of up to $5,000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between ATF and NSSF, in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.

Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact ATF at 888-ATF-TIPS (283-8477), email, submit an anonymous tip through the “ReportIt” app, available for Android and iPhone, or text ATFKC to 62975 and follow the prompts.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction over violations of federal firearms laws and is responsible for regulating the firearms industry. For more information about ATF and its programs, go to Follow the Kansas City Field Division on X, formerly Twitter, at @ATF Kansas City.


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