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$5,000 reward offered for tips on Allegany County gun theft

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men suspecting of breaking into a store an Allegany County store last month and stealing 13 long guns and five handguns, authorities said Tuesday.

The burglary of the Shongo General Store at 2953 Hawks Road in Wellsville took place sometime between 2 and 5 a.m. March 21, state police investigators said.

Surveillance photos indicated the robbers could have been operating a white sedan that may be a Chevrolet and may have gotten gas just over the state border in Genesee, Pa.

State police released images from surveillance cameras of a car and suspected gun thieves who robbed a store in Allegany County last month. (Photo provided by the New York State Police)

The reward is being offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is working with Pennsylvania State Police as well.

Authorities asked anyone with information about the incident to contact the New York State Police at 585-268-7085 or the ATF at 888-ATF-GUNS (888-283-4867) or ATF Tips@atf.gov.

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