Locals React to 79 Stolen Guns at Hardware Store


According to Prairie Grove Police Captain Jeff O’Brien, there are 79 missing firearms from a hardware store.

Watch the surveillance video of the theft. The missing firearms include pistols, revolvers and long rifles. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is offering a $5,000 reward, along with a $5,000 reward from the National Shooting Sports Foundation for information leading to the arrest of the persons responsible for the burglary, according to an ATF press release.

On Friday, February, 15, around 3 a.m. the Ace Hardware Store on West Buchanan Street was broken into and at least three suspects stole dozens of guns, according to Captain Jeff O’Brien with Prarie Grove Police.

ATF reported that the store was broken into again, before 5 a.m. and four suspects were involved in stealing additional guns. 

Prairie Grove Police is in communication with local, state, and federal authorities.

Anyone with information about these crimes should contact the ATF Office at 501-324-6181, email ATFTips@atf.gov, or through the ATF website.

Anonymous tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ‘ReportIt’ mobile app, or by clicking the link.

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