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Friday, August 11, 2017

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Theft


ATF, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and the Firearms Industry Seek the Public’s Help in Pawn Your Bond Firearms Theft

CULLMAN, Ala. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Pawn Your Bond, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

On August 6, 2017, Pawn Your Bond, 1506 County Road 437, Cullman, was burglarized and approximately seven firearms were reported stolen to the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office. 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, for information regarding this crime. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF at (800) ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867 [ 1-800-283-4867] ) or the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (256) 734-0342 [ (256) 734-0342] . Information can also be sent to ATF via the mobile app www.reportit.com (link is external) by using the Nashville field division as the location.

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.

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 www.atf.gov.

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