August 3, 2011

ATF Offers $2,500 Reward for Gun Store Burglary

19 Firearms Taken in Burglary of Licensed Firearms Dealer

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Bear Creek Gun Shop and Gunsmithing, 2411 E. Millbrook Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina. This business is a federally licensed firearms dealer.

On July 28, 2011, unknown persons broke into Bear Creek Gun Shop in the early morning hours and stole 19 firearms. The burglary of this gun shop is being investigated by ATF and the Raleigh 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
Raleigh Police Department: (919) 834-4357 (HELP)

All information will be treated confidentially and callers will remain anonymous upon request.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction to investigate federal firearms violations and regulate the firearms industry. More information on ATF and its programs can be found at

Contact: David Riddleberger, Supervisor
(919) 719-2021
Earl Woodham, PIO Supervisor
(704) 716-1843

SOURCE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives