BALTIMORE, MD., – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ in Baltimore and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which is the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a combined reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Hanover Armory, a federal firearms licensee (FFL), in Hanover, Maryland.
A little before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 7th, four unidentified individuals broke into Hanover Armory, located at 1327 Ashton Road. According to authorities, 13 firearms were stolen, including rifles and handguns. Surveillance images of two of the four suspects were captured.
“The people responsible for this crime have victimized a local business and these stolen firearms threaten the safety of our communities. As ATF and our Anne Arundel County Police Department partners continue investigating, we are also seeking the public’s assistance. Anyone who may have information about these individuals or firearms should come forward as soon as possible,” said Daniel L. Board, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Baltimore Field Division.
The public can report information to ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or send an email to ATFTips@atf.gov(link sends e-mail). They can also send tips anonymously via the reportit® mobile app, available through www.reportit.com(link is external), using the ATF Baltimore Field Division as the location.
ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000. This 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 firearms retailers.
ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.