FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Federal authorities are hoping a reward will shake loose information about a Marion County robbery that resulted in 67 stolen firearms.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are offering rewards leading to the arrest and convictions of anyone responsible for the theft of firearms from federal firearms licensee Gun Runner.
The Fairmont based shop was burglarized by two unknown suspects after 1 a.m. on May 5, 2018.
Investigators believe the suspects entered through the window at the rear of the business before removing 67 handguns from the display cases. They also stole ammunition.
The two suspects left in a stolen black 2013 GMC Sierra pick-up truck that also belonged to the shop. The truck had bins, parts, components, and other items for radio-controlled airplanes in the truck bed. The truck was recovered six days later in Washington, D.C. without any of the stolen items in the vehicle.
The ATF is offering up to $2,500 for information, which the NSSF will match for a total possible reward of $5,000.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867) or the Clarksburg Field Office at (304) 842-9830. Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, or through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted by using the Reportit app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. All tips will be kept confidential.