UPDATE: Van used in Lynchburg Arms gun thefts is found

Friday: The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Lynchburg Police Department, has identified a vehicle used in the burglary of the Lynchburg Arms & Shooting Range (113 Sunburst Road, Lynchburg.) The vehicle is a 2001 Dodge Caravan, burgundy in color. The vehicle was stolen from the Fort Avenue area of the City of Lynchburg on July 18 and recovered on July 20 near the intersection of Wise and 16th streets in Lynchburg. Anyone with any information regarding this vehicle is urged to contact the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, the Lynchburg Police Department or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers.

(Continue reading for previous Campbell County Sheriff’s Office news releases on the Lynchburg Arms & Shooting Range burglary.)

Thursday afternoon: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — the trade association for the firearms industry — have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the theft of firearms from Lynchburg Arms and Indoor range, a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) in Lynchburg, Virginia. ATF is offering a reward in the amount of $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF, for a total reward of $5,000. If the public has any information, please call either the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confidential tip line at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), online at ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at 434-332-9580 or Central VA ¬†Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

Thursday morning:¬†On 07/20/2017 at 3:06 am, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lynchburg Arms & Shooting, 113 Sunburst Rd. in reference to an activated alarm. Once deputies arrived it was discovered that the business had been broken into and numerous firearms had been taken to include handguns and semi-automatic rifles. The video surveillance reveals that four individuals forcibly entered the business and took the items mentioned earlier in this release. Surveillance video from the incident will be released as soon as available.

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