Police seek info on burglary, theft of multiple firearms

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the burglary of The Sportsman located in Florence on Feb. 5, in which six (6) firearms were stolen.

On Feb. 5, at approximately 3:45 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into The Sportsman, which is located at 249 Highway 101 in Florence and committed a theft of six (6) firearms. The Florence Police Department is leading the investigation into the burglary. ATF is assisting the Florence Police Department in their efforts to identify the individual(s) responsible for this burglary.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved, and the recovery of the firearms, and NSSF is matching the reward, bringing the total to up to $5,000.

If you have any information relating to this incident, contact Detective Brandon Bailey at the Florence Police Department at 541-997-3515 or by email at “[email protected]”.

You can also provide information at our anonymous tip line of 541-997-9604 and remain anonymous.