ATF Offers Reward Up To $2,500 for Info on Stolen Guns From Burglary in Norfolk VA

ATF Reward Tips Info Stolen Guns
ATF Reward Tips Info Stolen Guns

NORFOLK, Va. – -( The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for firearms taken during a residential burglary. ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest.

The burglary occurred on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, around 5:30 p.m. Police responded to the 5300 block of Roslyn Drive in Norfolk for a reported burglary. When police arrived, it was determined that several WWII era rifles and handguns had been taken from the residence. ATF is coordinating with the Norfolk Police Department on the investigation.

Norfolk police are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the suspects involved in this burglary.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email [email protected] or contact ATF through it’s website at Tips may also be submitted to ATF by using the ReportIt app, or by visiting (link is external). Information may also be reported by calling the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( ATF )ATF, along with its law enforcement partners, are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe, and that those that commit violent crimes such as these will be held accountable. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. For more information about ATF, go to

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Could any of these “WWII era” weapons possibly be “full auto” versions maybe in the .50 cal range and could the burglered resident be owned by an ATF agent ??? Could these weapons have been unknown to the ATF’s tracking system unlike the law abiding citizens full auto weapons that ARE known/logged and licensed ? SOMETHING is a tad fishy on this one.
How many times has the ATF offered ANYTHING on a residential weapon heist ????? ZERO…………..
Hmmmmm, where were Rahm Emanuel and Obama at the time of the break in ????????

Danny L Griffin

Why is the ATF offering a reward here? Do they do that for all firearms thefts? No So what is so special about this burglary? Or is it who the firearms were stolen from? I know people who have had more than “several” firearms stolen on a break-in. ATF–absent on those.


As with other firearms related aspects of the ATF and it’s operations, the niggardly amount of reward money posted leaves me unimpressed. How about you?


I agree with Dan. How can we (FFLs) call-in a stolen firearm if we do not have access to the serial number database of stolen weapons? Why would ATF restrict FFL access to this info?

Dan Fox

They should put out a way for FFL Dealers to verify that trade ins and gunsmith jobs are not stolen. Currently, we have to beg a Sherrif Deputy to check for us and they don’t have time to check every gun we take in.