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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Contact: Special Agent Gerod King

ATF and Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Theft of Firearms from Raeford Hardware

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, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary of Raeford Hardware, a federal firearms licensee (FFL), in Raeford, N.C. ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000.

On November 29, 2017, an unidentified suspect(s) forcibly entered Raeford Hardware, located at 129 N. Main Street, Raeford, N.C. The suspect(s) stole multiple firearms during the burglary and fled the scene afterwards. ATF and the Raeford Police Department are investigating this crime.

Anyone with information should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email, or contact ATF through its website at Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting Additionally, you may contact the Raeford Police Department at (910) 875-4251. All calls and tips will be kept confidential

ATF along with our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring that 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.

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