$10,000 reward offered for information in Sturgis Guns burglary

STURGIS, S.D. — After a total of about 13 firearms were stolen at Sturgis Guns early Monday morning, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering a reward up to $10,000 for information from the crime.

The information given must result in the arrest and conviction of those involved in the crime.

The Sturgis Police Department and ATF are investigating the burglary that occurred around 2:30 a.m. at 1861 Lazelle Street. Investigators believe that the suspects could have stolen as much as 14 firearms.

“We are offering this reward as an incentive for people who may have information about this burglary,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Terry Henderson, of the St. Paul Field Division. “We are particularly interested in any video footage that residents or businesses might have captured within a four-block radius of the business, around the time of the burglary. Someone out there knows who committed this crime,” he continued. “We highly encourage those with information to come forward before these firearms can be used in a crime of violence.”

The $10,000 reward is being split between the ATF and NSSF as part of a larger national cooperative initiative in which the NSSF matches rewards given by the ATF in cases that involve the theft of firearms from federal licensed firearms retailers.

Anyone with information on the people(s) responsible or information that leads to the recovery of the stolen firearms should the call Sturgis Police Department at 605-347-5070 or ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov or submit information anonymously here or the Report It mobile app, available on Google Play or Apple Apps Store.
When using Report It, select “ATF – St. Paul Field Division” as the reporting agency.

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