ATF and firearms industry offer $10K reward in gun thefts

- The ATF is offering a reward leading to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for stealing 17 handguns from a firearms retailer.

Authorities say the theft happened at Lock's Philadelphia Gun Exchange located on Rowland Avenue in Philadelphia.  The ATF is offering a reward in the amount of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000.

According to authorities, on Aug. 26, at around 3:30 a.m., a burglary occurred at the gun store and five handguns were stolen. Investigators say on Sept. 1st , at around 2:00 a.m. another break-in occurred, no firearms were taken. The ATF says on Sept. 14th, at about 2:30 a.m.,  another burglary occurred and 12 handguns were stolen. A total of 17 firearms were stolen during the burglaries at Lock’s Philadelphia Gun Exchange, according to investigators.

If you have any information, please call the ATF 24/7 hotline at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or email: ATFTips@atf.gov. Information can also be sent to ATF via the mobile app www.reportit.com/.

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