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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

November 20, 2012

Contact: Earl Woodham, PIO Team Leader

(704) 716-1843

ATF Offers Reward for Gun Store Burglary

At Least 10 Firearms Stolen From Licensed Firearms Dealer

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC — Wayne L. Dixie, Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward of up to $5000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the burglary and firearms thefts from the Guns and Gold Trading Post, a federally licensed firearms dealer in North Charleston, South Carolina.

On November 1, 2012, three persons crashed a motor vehicle into the front of the Guns and Gold Trading Post, 8983 University Blvd., North Charleston, South Carolina, and stole at least ten firearms from the business.

This burglary and firearms theft is being investigated by ATF and the North Charleston Police Department.

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

ATF Charleston Field Office: (843) 763–3683

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

Crime Stoppers of the Low Country: (843) 554-1111

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