Montana: ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary of Ponderosa Arms

Reward Offered for Information on Stolen Guns
ATF Reward Tips Info Stolen Guns

Helena, MT. – -( The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), in conjunction with the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Ponderosa Arms, a federal firearms licensee (FFL).

On January 26th, 2021 Ponderosa Arms, located at 14 Lobo Loop, Suite B, St. Regis, Montana was burglarized where 10 firearms were reported stolen to the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office.  ATF Industry Operations Investigators responded to the FFL and conducted an inventory to determine the exact number of firearms stolen.

Anyone with information about these crimes should contact ATF at ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office at (406)822-3555.

Information can also be sent to [email protected], through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( ATF )Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of the federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at

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So tell me again how serial numbers on guns prevent crime other that they’re stolen?


I hope you catch them, a photo from the security cam would be helpful.