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Monday, September 26, 2016

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Indianapolis Firearms Theft

INDIANAPOLIS – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Indy Trading Post, a federal firearms licensee located in Indianapolis.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total possible reward of $10,000.

At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, two individuals broke into the business, located at 2851 South Madison Avenue, by ramming a stolen vehicle through the side of the building.  These individuals then stole approximately 17 handguns and two long guns.  ATF is working with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to investigate the incident.

Anyone having information about this burglary should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867) or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.  All calls will be kept confidential.  Anonymous tips may also be provided to ATF by using the ReportIt app available for both Apple and Android mobile devices.

This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed retailers.  ATF works closely with the members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

More information about ATF and its programs is available at or visit ATF on Twitter or Facebook.

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