Big Reward Offered in Theft of Over 25 Guns

Anchorage, AK -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announced a hefty reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the June 6 burglary of Granny’s Guns in Anchorage, in which about 26 firearms were taken.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, matched by the NSSF for a possible reward of up to $10,000.

Anchorage Police Department and ATF are investigating the burglary, in which four suspects drove a stolen vehicle through the front doors of the business at 3:59 a.m. The burglars loaded the rifles and handguns into a separate vehicle.

One suspect was wearing a blue long sleeve with dark hair and a white cloth over their nose and mouth. Another had dark pants, dark long sleeve shirt, black vest and a hoodie on, and a dark bandana covering their face.

The third suspect three had gray pants, a white under shirt and a blue hoodie with “Bartlett 17” on the back, while suspect four was the passenger in one of the suspect vehicles. All of the suspects wore gloves.

Both vehicles were recovered. The stolen vehicle used to break through the front doors was left on scene. The other vehicle was recovered later in the day of the burglary.

Anyone with information about the persons responsible and/or information leading to the recovery of the stolen firearms should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), email, or contact ATF through its website at

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