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ATF offers $5,000 reward in gun store burglary

From Trussville Tribune staff reports 

ALEXANDRIA — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office 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 144 Pawn and Jewelry, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

On Feb. 6, 2017, 144 Pawn and Jewelry, 8310 AL Highway 144, Alexandria, was burglarized and approximately 39 firearms were reported stolen to the Calhoun 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. 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 Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office (256) 236-6600.  Information can also be sent to ATF via the mobile app www.reportit.com by using the Nashville field division as the location.

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