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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

January 6, 2010



ATF Works Jointly With the National Pawn Brokers Association to Identify the Person(s) Responsible for Murdering an FFL and Recovering the Stolen Firearms

On December 28, 2009, a murder-robbery occurred at Granite Gun and Pawn, a licensed federal firearms dealer, 90 South Main Street, Granite Falls, North Carolina. A co-owner, Tony Meyer, was killed during the robbery. The suspect is described as a white male with a slim build, short in height and has dark colored hair. A police sketch of the suspect can be viewed at:

ATF has reviewed the store's inventory and determined the following firearms were taken during the robbery:

Manufacturer            Type              Model                         Caliber           Serial Number
                 GLOCK                         Pistol               27                            .40                   MZR080
                 GLOCK                         Pistol               21                            .45                   MUU488       
                 GLOCK                         Pistol               23                            .40                   MZA454
                 GLOCK                         Pistol               27                            .40                   MZS497
                 GLOCK                         Pistol               22                            .40                   NME330
                 GLOCK                         Pistol               27                            .40                   NNG078

ATF asks that if anyone makes contact with you in possession of any of these firearms please do not take any independent action on your own but immediately contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS or our Greensboro Field Office at 336-235-4900.

As a reminder, please take full advantage of any security measures you have at your disposal i.e., functional and visible surveillance cameras or alarm or emergency notification systems to deter and/or apprehend those that would commit this type of violent crime.