For Immediate Release
ATF and Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Statesville N.C. Pawn Shop Burglary
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, today announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary of Bulls Eye Pawn & Jewelry in Statesville.
Early this morning, officers from the Statesville Police Department responded to a break-in at Bullseye Pawn & Jewelry located at 1206 W. Front St., and discovered multiple firearms had been taken from the business. This is an ongoing investigation involving ATF, the Statesville Police Department and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. All calls and tips will be kept confidential.
ATF, along with our law enforcement partners, is committed to ensuring our communities are safe and that those who commit violent crimes such as this are held accountable. The reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.
For more information about ATF, visit www.atf.gov.