The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — the trade association for the firearms industry — announced a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the theft of firearms from Jack Smith Gun Sales, Des Moines, Iowa. This reward offer matches a $2,500 reward offer by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
According to ATF, following a report of an alarm, the Des Moines Police Department was dispatched to Jack Smith Gun Sales, located at 2828 Hubbell Ave., at 4:03 a.m. on March 19. A total of 15 handguns were stolen during the burglary. ATF and the Des Moines Police Department are investigating the theft and are seeking information from the public that would aid in the resolution of this investigation.
Steve Sanetti, president of the NSSF, said, “Our matching reward offer will hopefully help assist ATF and local law enforcement in solving this crime against a federally licensed firearms dealer and lead to the swift recovery of stolen firearms before they can enter the illegal underground black market where they can be misused to commit violent crimes.”
The matching reward payment by NSSF will be granted only following payment of the initial ATF reward, which is up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the crime.
Any information regarding this burglary should be reported to:
ATF hotline: 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867)
Des Moines Police Department: 515-237-1314
The ATF hotline is toll free, all information will be treated confidentially and the callers will remain anonymous upon request.
For any questions about the theft of these firearms, please contact ATF at the number listed above.