The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) have teamed up to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest of two men who stole over a dozen firearms from the Indy Trading Post, an Federal Firearms Licensee in Indianapolis, Indiana.
According to the press release, the two suspects broke into the business at around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 by ramming a stolen vehicle through the side of the building, eventually making off with 17 handguns and long guns.
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The incident is currently under investigation by the ATF and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a possible reward of $10,000 in this case.
If you have any information the theft at the Indy Trading Post, please contact the ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867) or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS. All calls will be confidential. You also have the option of providing an anonymous tip to the ATF via the ReportIt app, which is available for both Apple and Android mobile devices.
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The press release indicates that this reward is part of a larger national initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which the NSSF matches rewards ATF is offering in cases involving stolen firearms from federally licensed businesses. Stopping guns from getting into the hands of the bad guys is vital, and the ATF works closely with the gun industry to accomplish this.
More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov or visit ATF on Twitter or Facebook.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.