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ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Cumming Pawn Shop Burglary

Twenty-seven firearms were stolen during the Dec. 2 burglary of Forsyth County Pawn, a federally-licensed firearms retailer.

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Credit: Getty

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Atlanta Field Division and the National Shooting Sports Foundation—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 Forsyth County Pawn, a Federal Firearms Licensee in Cumming.  

ATF is offering a reward in the amount of $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF, for a total reward of $10,000, according to the press release.

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 firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. 

ATF and the Cumming Police Department are investigating the theft of firearms during a burglary that occurred in the early morning hours on Monday, Dec. 2, at 211 Atlanta Road.  

Additional information from the public may assist in solving this case. These firearms pose a potential danger and investigators are seeking information that would aid in the resolution of this investigation. 

More than 25 pistols and semi-automatic rifles were stolen when a burglar or burglars broke a glass door of the pawn shop, then a glass case containing the firearms, according to the Cumming Police Department incident report.

"ATF takes this crime very seriously," Special Agent in Charge Christopher Shaefer said in the press release. "There are 27 firearms on the street, with the strong potential of being sold to or used by other criminals to commit violent crimes. ATF remains on the frontline of preventing violent crimes and firearms trafficking is a serious offense which results in significant federal prison time for the person or persons responsible."

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF Gun Hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867) or the Cumming Police Department at 770-781-2000. Callers may remain anonymous. 

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in violent crimes involving firearms and regulation of the firearms industry.  More information on 

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Stormin December 11, 2013 at 06:49 PM
ATF probably stole them to send to mexico.
Steve Smith December 14, 2013 at 09:58 AM
LOL! Just don't ask Eric Holder about it; poor guy doesn't need to be caught in anymore lies.

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