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Firearms Industry Matches ATF Reward
in Bedford Heights Firearms Theft
NEWTOWN, Conn. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry --announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons(s) responsible for the theft of firearms from Atlantic Gun and Tackle, 5425 Northfield Road, Bedford Heights, Ohio. This reward offer matches a $2,500 reward offer by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
The burglary occurred between the late evening hours of Wednesday, Aug. 18, and the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug.19, 2010.
Steve Sanetti, president of the NSSF, said, "Our matching reward offer will hopefully help assist ATF and local law enforcement in solving this crime against a federally licensed firearms dealer and lead to the swift recovery of stolen firearms before they can enter the illegal underground black market where they can be misused to commit violent crimes."
The matching reward payment by NSSF will be granted only following payment of the initial ATF reward.
Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or the Bedford Heights Police Department. The ATF hotline is toll free and callers may remain anonymous.
For any questions about the theft of these firearms, please contact ATF at the number listed above.
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 5,500 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.