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Reward offered in looting of Georgia gun store

June 6, 2020 GMT

ATLANTA (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information in the looting of a Georgia gun store in the wake of protests about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward that’s being matched by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, federal authorities said Friday.

Chuck’s Firearms was looted last Saturday about 2:30 a.m. At least 42 firearms were stolen, which the federal agency said could pose a potential danger to the community.

“We take this crime very seriously,” Arthur Peralta, the special agent in charge of the Atlanta office, said in a news release. “Firearms trafficking is a serious offense that results in significant federal prison time for the person or persons responsible.”

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Chuck’s Firearms is one of several businesses damaged or looted during the Floyd protests, which have occurred daily for the past several days, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the ATF at 1-800-ATF-TIPS (800-283-8477), ATFTips@atf.gov or through its website at atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit app or by visiting reportit.com.