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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

Feb. 03, 2013

Contact: PIO S/A Ken Ryan

(312) 846-7228

(240) 882-6948 (Cell)

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Gun Store Burglary

12 Firearms Stolen from Licensed Dealer

BALTIMORE, MD – Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Steven L. Gerido 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(s) responsible for the burglary of Glade Valley Sporting Goods, a federally licensed firearms dealer, located at 1728 North Market Street, Frederick, Maryland.

On January 27, 2013, during the early morning hours, individual(s) forcibly broke into and entered Glade Valley Sporting Goods and stole approximately twelve (12) firearms, including pistols and revolvers and one (1) short barreled rifle.

"We take this crime very seriously," said SAC Gerido. "There are 12 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 Baltimore Field Division and Frederick Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime may report it to the following agencies:

  • ATF Baltimore Field Office: (410) 579-5013
    ATF Gun Hotline: (800) ATF-GUNS (800) 283-4867
    Frederick Police Department: (301) 600-6219

All information will be treated confidential.

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


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    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a 5,000 reward for information leading to a person or persons involved in the January 27, 2013, burglary that occurred at Glade Valley Sporting Goods, located at 1728 North Market Street, Frederick, Maryland, where approximately twelve (12) firearms were stolen. Anyone with any information is urged to immediately call ATF and your identity can remain confidential. Call24 hours a day.

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