ATF Offers Reward For Stolen Assault Rifles

Authorities say a $10,000 reward is available for information in the theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles stolen from a freight train container at a Chicago rail yard.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Chicago police and the National Shooting Sports Foundation announced the reward Tuesday. The money will go for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the thefts. The ATF is offering $5,000 and the NSSF is offering a $5,000 match. The NSSF is a trade association for the firearms industry.

Authorities say the Smith & Wesson M&P Sport Rifles were taken from a Norfolk Southern freight container between May 4 and 6. Authorities say the weapons were being shipped to a licensed gun dealer in Minnesota. The train was coming through Chicago.

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