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ATF announces $5,000 reward in Perham gun theft

Special Agent in Charge Bernard J. Zapor of the St. Paul Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced that ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft of firearms that occurred at Gene's Sports Shop in Perham.

Several firearms were stolen during a burglary of the federally licensed firearms dealer between Aug. 11 and 12.

ATF and the Perham Police Department are investigating the theft.

"We need the public's assistance in providing information that will assist in recovering these stolen firearms and bring justice to the person or persons responsible for this crime," Zapor said.

Any information regarding this burglary should be reported to the St. Paul ATF Office at (701) 293-2860 or the Perham Police Department at (218) 346-4452.