ATF investigating after dozens of firearms stolen in Albany, Lee Co.

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Published: Jul. 13, 2022 at 3:40 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2022 at 3:28 PM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is asking for information about a string of stolen firearms in Albany and Lee County — information that could lead to a $10,000 reward.

ATF officials said 79 unaccounted for firearms “pose a potential danger to our communities and quality of life.”

The Albany thefts happened on April 24 at Green Finance on N. Slappey Boulevard, on May 4 at Chuck’s Gun Shop on Archwood Drive. The Lee County firearm theft happened on July 6 on Ledo Road. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the July 6 incident.

A total of 12 pistol-type firearms were taken from the April 24 incident. Six firearms were taken from the May 4 incident. The type of firearms taken is not known at this time.

Between 50-60 firearms were taken from the Lee County incident, which happened at a business called Don’t Tread on Me. The stolen firearms included pistols, rifles, an AR-15, among others.

“ATF takes this crime very seriously,” Robert Davis, Jr., special agent in charge, said. “ATF is committed to preventing firearms trafficking, which is a serious offense resulting in significant federal prison time for those responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF Gun Hotline at (1 800) 283-4867. Callers can remain anonymous.

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