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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

February 25, 2010

Contact: Special Agent/PIO Clare Weber

(443) 965-2007 (Office)

(240) 882-5261 (Cell)

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Gun Store Burglary

20 Firearms Stolen From Licensed Dealer

BALTIMORE — Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Theresa R. Stoop of the Baltimore Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of The Bank, a federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer, located at 323 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

On September 3, 2009, after regular business hours, someone forcibly broke into and entered the gun dealer’s business and stole 20 firearms including pistols and revolvers.

We take this crime very seriously, said SAC Stoop. There are 20 firearms on the street, with the strong potential of being sold to or used by other criminals. Firearms trafficking is a serious offense which results in significant federal prison time for the person or persons responsible. The burglary is being investigated by ATF’s Firearms Trafficking Team (FTT), the Harford County Sheriff’s Department, the Havre de Grace Police Department and the Aberdeen Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime may report it to the following agencies:

  • ATF Baltimore Field Office: (443) 965-2154
  • ATF Gun Hotline: (800) ATF-GUNS or (800) 283-4867
  • Havre de Grace Police Department: (410) 939-2121

All information will be treated confidentially and the callers will remain anonymous upon request.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating federal firearms violations and regulating the firearms industry. More information on ATF and its programs can be found at