ATF and Firearms Industry Offer $10,000 Reward In Firearms Theft
Seeking Public’s Help in Firearms Theft from a Business.
DOVER, Del. – 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 Capital Pawn Shop, a federal firearm licensee (FFL), located at 324 Martin Street, Dover, DE. ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000. This crime is being investigated by the City of Dover Police Department and the ATF.
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 is working closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition of firearms and is dedicated to assisting and protecting our industry partners as well as the community from those who seek to illegally obtain firearms,” said Daniel L. Board Jr., Special Agent in Charge for the ATF Baltimore Field Division. “The ATF, along with the City of Dover Police Department and our other law enforcement partners, are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe and that those who violate federal firearm laws are held accountable.”
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App. Information can also be anonymously sent to ATF via the mobile app www.reportit.com by using the ATF Baltimore Field Division as the location.
ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.
Date/Time: Monday, November 21st, 2016 between 10:15PM and 11:59PM
Location: Capital Pawn, 324 Martin Street, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is investigating a late night burglary at a Dover pawn shop, where multiple items, including jewelry and numerous handguns and rifles were stolen. The preliminary investigation has shown that the suspects cut a hole into the aluminum siding of the Capital Pawn Shop located at 324 Martin Street, to gain access to the business. Once inside, they stole various jewelry items and several handguns and rifles. The Dover Police Department is actively working with the Capital Pawn Shop and the ATF in this investigation and to determine the number and types of weapons stolen in this incident.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App