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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

May 5, 2011

Contact: Special Agent Richard Coes, PIO

(404) 931-0988

ATF Offers $5K Reward for Information on Retail Gun Theft

Investigators Seek Public’s Help in Solving Crime, Recovering Stolen Guns

BREMEN, Ga. — Special Agent in Charge Gregory K. Gant of the Atlanta Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the theft of firearms that occurred at Brother’s Pawn Shop, 218 Alabama Ave., a federal firearms licensee in Bremen. The burglary occurred on April 18.

Firearms theft from licensed gun dealers is one of the top priorities for ATF. Experience shows us that these guns will likely end up being used in a crime. These guns in the hands of criminals endanger everyone’s safety, said Gant. With this reward, it is ATF’s hope that someone will come forward with information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects responsible.”

During the early morning hours of April 18, two individuals broke into the Brother’s Pawn Shop by removing a wooden garage door panel on the side of the building. According to the surveillance video, the two individuals first attempted to break in through the front door, but were unsuccessful. After entering the shop, the surveillance video shows a heavy set male with a shaved head wearing camouflaged pants and a shirt with a horizontal stripe across the back.

ATF and the Bremen Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible. Anyone with information is encouraged to call ATF at (404) 201–1127 or use the ATF Hotline at 1–800–ATF–GUNS (800–283–4867). Callers can remain anonymous.

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