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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Indianapolis Firearms Theft

INDIANAPOLIS – 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 the theft of firearms from Wide Open Arms, Inc., a federal firearms licensee in Indianapolis, Ind.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total possible reward of $10,000.

On Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, a person or persons drove a vehicle into the storefront of Wide Open Arms, located at 3722 East Raymond St., Indianapolis, Ind. Numerous handguns were reported stolen from the scene. ATF, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and the Indiana State Police are investigating.

Anyone having information about the burglary should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867). All calls will be kept confidential.

Callers may also provide information anonymously by contacting the following offices:
ATF- Indianapolis I Field Office at (317) 287-3500
Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS

This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed retailers. ATF works closely with the members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov or visit ATF on Twitter @ATFHQ.

Updated January 26, 2015