ATF, firearms industry offer reward in Barboursville firearms theft

Published 10:31 am Friday, January 16, 2015

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) 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 a theft of firearms from T.I.K. Guns & Ammo LLC.


ATF’s reward of up to $2,500, will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5,000. The reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF reward 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.

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At about 7 a.m. on Jan. 4, T.I.K. Guns & Ammo LLC in Barboursville was burglarized by an unknown person, who stole 16 firearms. The individual, completely covered in clothing and carrying a backpack, used a hammer to break the glass on the front door of the business to gain entry. Once inside the business, the individual broke the glass on the handgun display cases, placed the firearms in the backpack and left the premises.


Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867). All calls will be kept confidential.


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