ATF Offers Reward in Montana Gun Store Burglary
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: July 29, 2022

BROWNING, Montana — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Pearl Woman Pawn, a federal firearms licensee.


Pearl Woman Pawn FFL, located at 100 Central Avenue West, in Browning, was burglarized on Sunday, June 5th, at 3:50 a.m., with Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services responding to the initial report. ATF Industry Operations Investigators have also responded to the FFL and are conducting an inventory to determine the exact number of firearms stolen. 


The suspect is described only as a male, approximately 5’8” tall and wearing a hoody.


ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between ATF and NSSF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.


Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477). Information can also be sent to or through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting


ATF regulates the firearm industry and is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes. More information about ATF and its programs is available at

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