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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

January 8, 2009

Contact: John Hageman

(215) 446-7808

(609) 743-2987 (cell)

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Franklin County Gun Store Burglary

PHILADELPHIA — Mark W. Potter, Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced that ATF is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a burglary that occurred January 6 at the Keystone Country Store.

The burglary of the gun shop located at 168 Path Valley Road, Fort Loudon, Pa., occurred just prior to 6:00 a.m. The number of stolen firearms totals 19: 16 handguns and three long guns.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867) or the your local Pennsylvania State Police Barracks; all calls will be kept confidential.

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