Criminal Justice News

Saturday, June 17, 2017

ATF, NSSF Offer up to $5k Reward in Salem Gun Store Burglary



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 today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for the May 29 burglary of Salem Motorsports Incorporated, 3650 Portland Road NE, Salem, Ore., in which at least 11 firearms were taken.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500, matched by the NSSF for a possible reward of up to $5,000.

The suspect is believed to be a white male in a gray pullover hooded sweatshirt, also known as a hoodie.  The burglary occurred between 4:07 and 4:45 a.m.  The suspect cut a hole in a fence to enter the property, then cut through an exterior wall to enter the building.          

Anyone with information about the person or persons responsible and/or information leading to the recovery of the stolen firearms should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov (link sends e-mail), or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips may also be submitted to ATF using the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com (link is external). All calls and tips will be kept confidential. 

This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which the 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.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction over violations of federal firearms laws. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

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