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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

May 20, 2013

Contact: Special Agent Donald Dawkins

Public Information Officer, ATF

(313) 407-6018 Cell

ATF Offers $2,500 Reward in Gun Store Theft

Investigators Seek Information on Burglary and Theft from Michigan Gun Store

Detroit – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the burglary and theft of multiple firearms and firearm silencers on May 8 from Schupbach’s Sporting Goods located at 141 W. Pearl Street, Jackson, Mich.

On May 8, sometime around 4:30 p.m., an unknown individual entered Schupbach’s Sporting Goods and concealed himself inside. After the business closed around 8 p.m., the unknown individual came out of hiding and stole multiple firearms and firearm silencers or “suppressors.”

The subject is believed to be a white male, with a stocky build, brown colored collar-length hair that covers his ears. He was wearing a long, dark colored shirt, dark colored cargo pants, a dark colored watch on his left wrist, and light colored shoes or boots.

Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (4867) or the Jackson Police Department at 1-855-840-STOP (7867). Callers can remain anonymous.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating violations of federal firearms laws.

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