Saturday, August 29, 2015

ATF and Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Augusta Firearms Theft

GEORGIA – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Atlanta Field Division 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 of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Cabela’s Outpost Store, a Federal Firearms Licensee located in Augusta, Ga.  ATF is offering a reward in an amount up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward up to $5,000.

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 firearms retailers.  ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

ATF and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of firearms that occurred in the early morning hours on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 833 Cabela Drive, Augusta GA.  The fourteen unaccounted for firearms pose a potential danger to our communities and our quality of life.  We are soliciting the public’s assistance with any information that leads to those responsible.

"ATF takes this crime very seriously," said Special Agent in Charge Carl Walker. "ATF is committed to preventing firearms trafficking, which is a serious offense resulting in significant federal prison time for those responsible."

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