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Authorities offer reward in Raleigh gun shop burglary

Posted August 3, 2011

— Authorities are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing guns from a Raleigh store. 

Police said Wednesday that someone broke into Bear Creek Gun Shop and Gunsmithing, 2411 E. Millbrook Ave., on July 28 and took 19 firearms. 

The Charlotte Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Raleigh Police Department are investigating the theft. 

Anyone with information about the burglary should contact the ATF Raleigh Field Office at 919-719-2021, the ATF Gun Hotline 800-283-4867 or Raleigh police at 919-834-4357.


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  • knockitoff Aug 3, 2011

    they will get caught, or someone caught with the gun(s) its only a matter of time.

  • sammyg Aug 3, 2011

    Oh..I wish I knew who stole these guns! I would turn their behinds in for the cold, hard cash.

  • kdnole Aug 3, 2011

    Interesting seeing it's next to a mini-mart that used to get robbed all the time and where an employee was murdered too.

  • johnstonredneck Aug 3, 2011

    Sounds like someone is planning a big hunting trip. I just hope what they plan on hunting walks on all fours instead of upright.

  • PeaceOut2017 Aug 3, 2011

    I guess banks don't have "adequate security" either since they get robbed all the time.

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 3, 2011

    Sounds like it time for one of them operation round up.

  • 00100111 Aug 3, 2011

    Fast and Furious part II?

  • rayh Aug 3, 2011

    only $2500 to rat out a shady person that you know has at least 19 firearms? good luck with that

  • axepack Aug 3, 2011

    - It's Millbrook Road, not Ave.

    EZee - They haven't opened yet. The grand opening is soon. My guess is not everything was in place yet.

  • dwntwnboy Aug 3, 2011

    "In order to get a lic to sell guns a applicant has to show adequate security."- well, from the story, it wasn't "adequate" enough for the advanced criminal that committed the crime :-)