ATF offers $2,500 reward in gun shop burglary

JEFFERSONTOWN, KY (WAVE) - The ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the recovery of firearms and the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of firearms in late April from the 111 Gun Shop after someone crashed a car into the building.

Jeffersontown police called for backup from the LMPD SWAT Team around 4 a.m. April 26 after a burglary alarm sounded. They arrived to find a vehicle crashed into the building.

According to police, they arrived to find a man standing near the business. He told police he heard a crash and went to see what happened. That man was taken into custody and questioned, but wasn't arrested. He was freed after several hours.

The driver of the car apparently was never able to be located, so now a $2,500 reward is being offered for his capture.

Federal Firearms Licensee, located in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, was jointly announced on May 3 by Paul J. Vido, Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Chief Rick Sanders, Jeffersontown Police Department.

"The theft of firearms from licensed gun dealers is a top priority of ATF," said Vido. "Experience shows these guns will likely be used in violent crimes. These guns in the hands of criminals endanger the safety of all. ATF has offered the reward with the hope this will generate additional investigative leads that will lead to the arrest of the suspects."

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the ATF at (502) 753-3450 or the Jeffersontown Police Department at (502) 267-0503.

Callers can also call the ATF Hotline at 1-800- ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867). All calls will be kept confidential.

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