Two national agencies are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information about a DeKalb County pawn shop robbery that put nine firearms into criminal hands.
Wayne Dixie, an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the agency is highly concerned with the Nov. 20 Candler Road Pawn Shop robbery.
“Firearms trafficking is a serious offense which results in significant federal prison time for the person or persons responsible," Dixie said.
The trade association for the firearms industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, offered to match the ATF reward, for a total reward up to $5,000.
Five people broke into the store about 3:30 a.m. and took $9,000 worth of equipment, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
Police with the DeKalb County gang unit convinced one of the suspects to turn himself in Wednesday night. Cameron Butler, a juvenile, is facing charges, police said, but four more suspects are being sought.
The group arrived in a U-Haul van and a black, four-door sedan.
The 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 retailers.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF gun hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867). Callers may remain anonymous, and anonymous reporting can be done via the ATF app Reportit.
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