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Friday, September 16, 2016

ATF seeks information in SE Minnesota gun shop burglary, offers reward



ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the recovery of stolen firearms or the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary of Millville Gun and Rod, a federal firearm licensee, in Millville, Minnesota.

Approximately 80 firearms were reported stolen from the business on Sept. 2, 2016. Often times, stolen firearms end up in the hands of violent criminals. ATF’s priority is to recover stolen firearms before they can be used in other crimes.

Through investigative efforts, ATF, together with the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office, Winona County Sheriff’s Office, the Winona Police Department and the Winona County Attorney’s office, has recovered several of the stolen firearms.

ATF and its local law enforcement partners are asking the public to provide any information that may aid the recovery of the remaining missing firearms.

Tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867) or Crime Stoppers 507-457-6530, by visiting www.reportit.com (link is external)or through the mobile "ReportIt" app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store. All information may be given anonymously. Contact information can also be provided, should you wish to do so.

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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