The ATF is offering a reward after several handguns were stolen from a sporting goods store in West Paris.

When Were the Guns Stolen?

Officials say it was approximately 12:19 a.m. on December 8th when two people broke into J&K Sporting Goods, located at 112 Bethel Road in West Paris. The pair stole several handguns before leaving the store. Now, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is working with the Oxford County Sheriff's Office on the investigation into the thefts.

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What Are the Details of the Reward?

As part of the investigation, a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects. ATF Boston Special Agent in Charge James M. Ferguson says firearms obtained in this manner are almost always taken with an intention to use them for criminal purposes.

It is ATF's top priority to make sure our communities stay safe and that businesses can operate without fear of incidents like this occurring. We are asking that members of the public who may know something about this incident or the whereabouts of these firearms to come forward.


$2,500 of the reward is being offered by the ATF, which will be matched by the NSSF, for a total of $5,000.

Who Do We Contact If We Have Information?

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact investigators immediately at 888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477). Tips can also be sent anonymously via the reportit app using ATF Boston Field Division as the location.

We'll update this story as more details become available.

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