$5,000 reward offered for info about stolen guns

Pelham — The Pelham Police Department, in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing firearms from Alabama Guns and Outdoors, at 2856 Pelham Parkway.

On Jan. 13 Alabama Guns and Outdoors, a federal firearm licensee, was burglarized and about16 firearms were reported stolen to the Pelham 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 a reward of 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 is asked to contact the ATF at 800-ATF-GUNS or the Pelham Police Department at 620-6550. Information can also be sent to ATF by going to Reportit.com and using the Nashville Field Division as the location.