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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

September 23, 2013

Contact: Special Agent Brad Beyersdorf

Public Information Officer

(303) 710-7643

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Gun Store Burglary

ROOSEVELT, Utah — Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Andrew L. Traver, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Denver Field Division, and Chief Harrison, of the Roosevelt Police Department, today announced that a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary to Stewart’s Ace Hardware, a federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer, located at 245 W Highway 40 in Roosevelt, Utah.

On Jun. 23, 2013, during the early morning hours, forcible entry was made into Stewart’s Ace Hardware and 18 handguns were stolen. The burglar was disguised by wearing dark clothing and a ski mask. Investigators have received information that some of the firearms may have been delivered to surrounding states, including Nevada.

"ATF and the Roosevelt Police Department are committed to solving this investigation," said Traver. "We know that oftentimes stolen firearms end up on the streets and in the hands of violent criminals. We are asking the community to come forward with information that could help provide leads and bring those responsible for this criminal act to justice."

This incident is being investigated by the ATF Salt Lake City Field Office and the Roosevelt Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the following agencies:

ATF Gun Hotline: (800) ATF GUNS or (800) 283-4867

ATF Salt Lake City Field Office: (801) 524–7070

Roosevelt Police Department: (435) 722–4558

All information will be treated confidentially.

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