Approximately 70 guns were stolen from a firearms retailer in Eastlake Thursday and now the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward for information in the case.
The guns were stolen from Sherwin Shooting Sports on Vine Street around 3 a.m. Thursday.
Authorities say unknown individuals forcibly gained entry into the building. The ATF reported that 60 handguns and 10 long guns were stolen but Eastlake police say 60 guns total were stolen.
Eastlake Police Chief, Larry Reik, said the community should leave the search for the guns up to them, following posts that have since been deleted on the gun shop's Facebook page.
Some of the guns have already been recovered by Cleveland police, according to the Eastlake police chief.
The ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) for a possible reward of $10,000.
Anyone having information about this burglary should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867). Individuals may also email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips may also be submitted to ATF using the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous.