OCONTO, Wis., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Oconto County Crimestoppers are offering a reward of up to $6,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the burglary that occurred May 5, 2008, at Pintsch’s True Value Hardware located in Townsend, Wis.
Approximately 26 firearms, including handguns and long guns, were taken during this theft. Pintsch’s is a federally licensed firearms dealer. ATF and the Oconto County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the theft.
“Stolen firearms often become the tools of violence. We are asking for the public’s help to remove these crime guns from our streets and bring the person or persons responsible to justice,” said Bernard J. Zapor, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF St. Paul Field Division.
If you have information that could help solve this crime, contact:
— Oconto County Investigator Keith Johnson 920-834-6900
— ATF at 1-800 ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867)
— Oconto County Crimestoppers at 920-855-6789 or 1-800-322-0373
More information on ATF can be found at www.atf.gov
First Call Analyst:
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
CONTACT: PIO Sherry Duval of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives, +1-651-726-0166
Web Site: http://www.atf.gov/