Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Violent Crime Bureau Atlanta Field DivisioCn
Special Agent Richard Coes, PIO For Immediate Release
Cell: (404) 931-0988 July 18, 2012 www.atf.gov
ATF OFFERS $7,500 REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON RETAIL GUN THEFT
Investigators Seek Public's Help in Solving Crime, Recovering
RICHMOND HILL, Ga. - Special Agent in Charge Scott Sweetow of
the Atlanta Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced that ATF is
offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to
the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the
theft of firearms occurring at federal firearms licensee
Blankenship Sporting Goods, at 456 B Edsel Drive, Richmond
Hill July 13.
"We all have a vested interest in arresting those responsible
and recovering the stolen guns," said Sweetow. "Solving this
crime will be a team effort among ATF, the Richmond
Hill Police Department, and concerned members of the
During the early morning hours of July 13, Blankenship
Sporting Goods FFL was burglarized by unknown persons.
Twenty-seven firearms were stolen; which consisted of
pistols, hunting rifles, military style rifles, and a
shotgun. The crime took place approximately 3:30a.m., but no
further information or description of the suspect(s) or crime
ATF and the Richmond Hill Police are seeking the public's
assistance in identifying those responsible. Anyone with
information is encouraged to call ATF at (912) 658-5154 or
call the ATF Hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867).
Callers can remain anonymous.
More information about ATF and its programs is available at