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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

News Release

Charlotte Field Division

For Immediate Release

Monday, June 5, 2017
Contact: Special Agent Gerod King

ATF Seeks Public Assistance in Recovering Rifles Stolen from Clayton, N.C. Gun Store

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Clayton Police Department (CPD) are seeking the public’s assistance in the recovery of five 5.56/.223 caliber rifles stolen on November 23, 2016, during a burglary at Trigger Happy Guns, located at 227 E. Main Street in Clayton, N.C.

The stolen firearms are similar in appearance to the photo below:


Anyone with information regarding the location of these firearms and/or persons who unknowingly purchased one or more of these firearms can contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS, email; through its website at; or through the ReportIt ® app,, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Anyone with information can also contact Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611 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.

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