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Buffalo police, ATF searching for stolen weapons

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Posted at 9:59 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 22:00:33-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Buffalo Police Department are searching for a large group of individuals regarding the theft of weapons from a pawn shop over the weekend.

According to the ATF, nine shotguns and three rifles were taken from Metro Loan Pawnbrokers on Broadway in Buffalo. One of the stolen firearms is an AR-15.

Authorities say the large group broke into the pawn shop on Sunday, May 31, between 12:15 a.m. and 1 a.m.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the ATF at 1-888-ATF-GUNS (888-283-4867), Buffalo

Police at (716) 847-2225 or detectives at (716) 851-4403.

The ATF can also be contacted by email via ATFTips@atf.gov or on their website.

All tips remain confidential.