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Friday, August 26, 2016

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

ATF, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the firearms industry seek public’s help in Selma firearms theft

SELMA, Ala. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, Selma Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Central Alabama Farmers Coop, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

On Aug. 25, 2016, Central Alabama Farmers Coop, 2519 U.S. Highway 80 W, was burglarized and approximately nine firearms were reported stolen to the Selma Police Department. ATF industry operations investigators are in the process of conducting an inventory to determine the exact number of firearms stolen.

ATF is offering the reward in the amount of up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5,000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearm industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF at (800) ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or the (334) 874-2190.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at

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