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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

September 10, 2010

Contact: SA/PIO Brad Beyersdorf
(303) 710-7643

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward for Theft of Firearms

133 Firearms Stolen From Licensed Dealer

DENVER — Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Marvin G. Richardson, Denver Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of Con-way Freight Company, an Interstate Shipping Company, located at 901 4th Avenue North, Billings, Mont.

On or about Aug. 3, 133 firearms owned by MT Sports, a federal firearms licensee (FFL), were stolen during a burglary of Con-way Freight Company. The firearms taken include 113 handguns and 20 long guns making this one of the largest firearms thefts in Montana’s history.

The theft of any number of firearms poses a serious threat to the community, said Richardson. These firearms, in the hands of criminals, can cause immeasurable harm to innocent victims.

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency that investigates firearms thefts, which can result in significant federal prison sentences for the person or persons responsible.

The burglary at Con-way Freight Company is being investigated by ATF’s Billings Field Office and the Billings Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the following agencies:

ATF Gun Hotline: (800) ATF GUNS or (800) 283-4867
ATF Billings Field Office: (406) 657-9700
Billings Police Department: (406) 657-8200

All information will be treated confidentially and callers can remain anonymous.

More information on ATF and its programs can be found at