ATF offers $25,000 reward after latest Mechanicsville Turnpike gun store theft

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- The ATF is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the two men who two broke into the Hopkins Gun and Tackle Shop on Mechanicsville Turnpike for a second time Friday night.

Surveillance photos show them breaking into the store a few minutes before midnight. Officials said they got away with 30 guns.

Investigators think the same men broke in March and have struck at several other shops in Central Virginia.

Here's a breakdown of the crimes:

  • April 15 -- 11:50 p.m. -- Hopkins Gun and Tackle at 8151 Mechanicsville Turnpike. Thirty firearms stolen.
  • March 21 -- Hopkins Gun and Tackle and numerous. Handguns stolen.
  • March 21 -- Break-in at Southern Police Equipment 7609 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield.
  • March 21 -- Break-in at Cross Tactical Supply a FFL located at 375 E. Williamsburg Road in Henrico.
  • March 3 -- VP Firearms LLC at 594 Crawford Quarry Rd., Falling Waters, WVa. Seven firearms, including handguns, stolen.
  • Nov. 4 -- A-Z Pawn located at 8462 Centreville Road Manassas Park, Va. Six firearms stolen

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call the ATF at 800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867). You may remain anonymous.

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