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Friday, January 27, 2017

ATF Partners with NSSF to Offer $10,000.00 Reward in Burglary of Redlands Firearms Licensee



LOS ANGELES — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Los Angeles Field Division is offering a $5,000.00 reward, combined with an additional $5,000.00 offered by the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF), for a total reward of up to $10,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in Redlands, California.

On Friday, November 4, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a subject forced entry into FFL Gun Boss Armory located in the 1200 block of Indiana Court. The suspect stole several firearms and rounds of ammunition. An SUV was seen in the immediate area coinciding with the burglary. The suspect and the SUV were captured on video surveillance footage. Still frames of that footage are attached to this release.

The suspect is described as a male, approximately 6 feet tall with a slender build. At the time of the burglary, the suspect wore dark jeans, a dark, hooded sweatshirt, dark tennis shoes, dark gloves and a dark mask covering the lower half of his face.

This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF, the trade association for the firearms industry, and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.

Any information regarding these crimes can be reported to the Redlands Police Department or ATF Los Angeles. Contact Detective Patrick Leivas atpleivas@redlandspolice.orgor call 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867). A tip can also be reported via text or through ATF’s new "reportit" app. To text a tip, send the code ATFLA to 63975, then follow the link to create a report. The "reportit" app is available at www.reportit.com at Google Play and the Apple App Store. All tips are confidential and can be anonymous. More information about ATF and its programs is available atwww.atf.gov.

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