40 Guns Stolen from Woods & Water, $5,000 Reward Offered
Roughly 40 guns were stolen from the Woods & Water outdoors store in Tuscaloosa Tuesday and law enforcement agencies and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are teaming up to offer a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or people involved.
A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said burglars broke into Woods & Water on Summit Ridge in Tuscaloosa Tuesday and stole approximately 40 firearms. The spokesperson said the ATF is conducting a full inventory to determine exactly how many guns are missing and what their make and model are.
The ATF is offering a reward of $2,500 for the arrest and conviction of those responsible, and the NSSF is matching that reward dollar-for-dollar, bringing the total reward to $5,000.
“ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms," said ATF Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson. “ATF’s Crime Gun Intelligence will leverage investigative resources combined with community partnerships to recover the stolen firearms.”
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), or Tuscaloosa County Crime Stoppers (205) 752-7867. Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov or through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can also be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.