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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

January 6, 2011

Contact: David Riddleberger, Supervisor

(919) 719-2021

Earl Woodham, PIO Supervisor

(704) 716-1843

ATF Offers $2,500 Reward For Gun Store Burglary

Seventy-three Firearms Stolen

Raleigh, N.C. — Zebedee T. Graham, Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of American Jewelry & Pawn, 4510 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. American Jewelry & Pawn is a federally licensed firearms dealer.

On December 27, 2010, unknown persons broke into American Jewelry & Pawn in the early morning hours and illegally entered American Jewelry & Pawn and stole seventy-three firearms.

The burglary of American Jewelry & Pawn is being investigated by ATF and the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Anyone with information about this crime may report it to the:

ATF Raleigh Field Office: (919) 719 - 2021

ATF Gun Hotline: (800) ATF-GUNS (800) 283-4867

Rocky Mount Police Department: (252) 977-1111 or (252) 972-1411

All information will be treated confidentially and the callers will remain anonymous if they request.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating federal firearms violations and regulating the firearms industry. More information on ATF and its programs can be found at