By Muriel Bailey, WPMI
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Tuscaloosa Police Department are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Plus One Tactical Advantage.
ATF agents say on December 4th, Plus One Tactical Advantage located in the 5400 block of Syland Blvd. in Cottondale was burglarized and about ten firearms were reported stolen.
The ATF is offering a reward for up to $2,500, which will be matched by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) for a total reward of up to $5,000.
This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.
“ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. ATF Special Agent in Charge, Marcus Watson said, “ATF’s Crime Gun Intelligence will leverage investigative resources combined with community partnerships to recover the stolen firearms.”
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), or Tuscaloosa County Crime Stoppers (205) 752-7867.
Information can also be sent to [email protected], through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips.
Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.