ATF and Henderson PD Offer Reward of $5,000 in Gun Shop Burglary
HENDERSON, Nev., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Special Agent in Charge Stephen C. Herkins of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), San Francisco Field Division and Police Chief Jutta Chambers, Henderson Police Department, announced today the offer of a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary of Lock and Load Tactical, a Federal Firearms Licensee, located in Henderson, Nev.
On Aug. 13, 2011 at approximately 3:30 a.m., five unidentified suspects drove a stolen vehicle into Lock and Load Tactical, located at 9340 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 104, Henderson, and stole 22 firearms. The suspects departed in a second dark-colored vehicle.
“Stolen firearms are frequently used in violent crimes by prohibited individuals and gang members,” said SAC Stephen C. Herkins. “Law enforcement is seeking help from the public in locating these weapons and identifying those responsible.”
“It is important for our community to get those stolen guns off the streets before they land in the hands of criminals,” Chief Chambers said. “It is crimes like this that can put guns into the wrong hands and spawn additional crimes creating more victims.”
Anyone having information about the burglary should immediately call the ATF hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 to remain anonymous. You may also call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4750 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
ATF is the lead Federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over violent crimes involving firearms. ATF also regulates the firearms industry and works with licensed firearms dealers to ensure compliance with Federal firearms laws.
More information on ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.
Contact: Helen Dunkel, Special Agent, PIO
Office: (925) 557-2815
Cell: (925) 202-8135
Contact: Keith Paul, PIO
Henderson Police Department
Office: (702) 267-4510
SOURCE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives