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Feds charge man in Raleigh pawn shop burglary

Posted January 6, 2011

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— Federal agents arrested a Raleigh man Wednesday in connection with an October break-in at a pawn shop in which a cache of weapons was stolen.

Ryan Matthew Albert is charged with possession of stolen firearms and theft of firearms from a federally licensed dealer.

Arrow Pawn, at 2421 Crabtree Blvd., was broken into on Oct. 28, and 29 handguns were taken, authorities said.

Documents filed in federal court state that the burglar went through the ventilation system on the building's roof, dropped down through the ceiling inside the pawn shop and disconnected the security cameras.

A confidential informant told Raleigh police on Wednesday that a man was selling stolen firearms with Arrow Pawn tags on them out of his home. Police searched the home and recovered eight guns, according to court records.


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  • sammyg Jan 7, 2011

    They need to find the other 21 guns and fast...

  • ncmickey Jan 6, 2011

    Stupid is, stupid does....

  • dwr1964 Jan 6, 2011

    This guy is very not smart. Why sell them out of your own home for one, and why still have the store's tags on them? Very not smart.

  • TeresaBee Jan 6, 2011

    This means 21 were sold from his home and are now on the streets. This is awful.

  • beachblues1 Jan 6, 2011

    Even Barney Fife could have tracked down this guy with the store tags on the guns !!!

  • 6079 SMITH W Jan 6, 2011

    Well, way to go MINNIE PEARL! ;)

  • Dark_Horse Jan 6, 2011

    Exactly, Bill!

  • bill52674 Jan 6, 2011

    You would think the genius would have taken the tags off...

  • sap0953 Jan 6, 2011