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Saturday, July 08, 2017

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Theft



ATF, Memphis Police Department and the firearms industry seek the public’s help in the Range USA firearms theft

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Memphis Police Department 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 Range USA, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

On July 1, 2017, Range USA, 2770 Whitten Road, Memphis, was burglarized and approximately 43 firearms were reported stolen to the Memphis Police Department. 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 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 Memphis Police Department (901) 528-CASH. 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.

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