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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Whitney Cruse
Twitter: @ATFWashington
For Immediate Release
Friday, December 10, 2021

ATF, Virginia Beach Crime Solvers and National Shooting Sports Foundation Offer $11K Reward in Virginia Beach Federal Firearms Licensee Burglary

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $5,000 in conjunction with National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) who are offering $5,000 and the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers who are also offering up to $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the burglary of the DOA Arms gun store located at located at 977 Reon Drive.

On December 8, unknown suspects forced entry into DOA Arms gun store where numerous firearms were stolen, to include handguns and rifles.

“ATF works diligently with our local, state, and federal partners to disrupt the cycle of criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. We will continue to collaborate with our partners to ensure that the stolen firearms are recovered,” ATF Washington Field Division Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson said. “ATF’s Crime Gun Intelligence Center will continue to extend our investigative resources needed to apprehend the individuals responsible for this act. We are also calling upon community members to provide any information that will assist us in locating and holding those involved accountable for this crime before they are used in a crime of violence.”

The Virginia Beach Police Department are seeking to identify the owners of the below pictured vehicles, which are believed to be involved in the crime.

2 Gray SUVs, One dark sedan.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 888 -ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), or by contacting  Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). A tip can also be submitted via or by downloading the P3 Tips app available in Apple iTunes and Google Play Stores.  Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app or P3Tips app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting  or

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at Follow @ATFWashington on Twitter for more news about ATF’s work in Washington. D.C., Virginia and West Virginia.


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