ATF offers a $5k reward for gun stolen from Wilmington Police officer

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of a firearm stolen from a Wilmington Police Department officer in Brunswick County.

On September 30, 2017, an unidentified suspect(s) broke into a parked Wilmington Police Department vehicle and stole a machine gun. The suspect(s) fled the scene afterwards. ATF and the Wilmington Police Department are investigating this crime.

Wilmington Police Department said in October 2017 that Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone with information.

Anyone with information should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email, or contact ATF through its website at Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting  All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

Categories: Brunswick, Local, New Hanover

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