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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

December 8, 2011

David Riddleberger, Supervisor

(919) 719-2021

Earl Woodham, PIO Supervisor

(704) 716-1843

ATF Offers $2,500 Reward for Gun Store Burglary

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. – Melvin D. King, Jr., Acting 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 persons responsible for a gun store burglary in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

On Friday December 2, 2011, at approximately 3:00 a.m. unknown persons broke into P&A Pawn, 930 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC and stole forty-three firearms, all of which were handguns. P&A Pawn is a federally licensed firearms dealer.

The burglary investigation of P&A Pawn is being conducted by ATF and the Roanoke Rapids 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
  • Roanoke Rapids Police Department: (252) 533-2810
  • Halifax County Crime Stoppers: (252) 583-4444

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