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Firearms stolen from police training center

Posted November 12, 2010

— Someone broke into a law enforcement training center in July, stealing nearly $7,000 in guns, and federal investigators are seeking help from the public to solve the case.

Seventeen handguns, a shotgun and 6,000 rounds of ammunition were stolen from the Basic Law Enforcement Training complex at Halifax Community College in Weldon sometime between July 23 and July 26, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says.

Last week, the ATF said, someone stole 29 guns from Arrow Pawn in Raleigh during the early-morning hours of Nov. 9. It's unclear whether the two cases might be connected. Calls to the ATF were not returned Friday.

A reward of up to $2,500 is available for information leading to a conviction in either of the cases.

Anyone with information about either of the cases can contact the ATF at 919-719-2021 or ATF Gun Hotline at 800-283-4867.

Tips in the Weldon case can also be reported to the Weldon Police Department at 252-536-3136 or Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444.

All information is confidential, and callers can remain anonymous if they request.


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  • ranquick Nov 12, 2010

    I am a Concealed Carry Permit holder and retired Navy with years of experience with all type of weapons. I have the permit to defend myself and family from criminals. It is my 2nd Amendment RIGHT to Keep and Bear arms. Do not blame law abiding citizens for the criminal activites, if they want guns then they are going to get them no matter who they rob!

  • MagnumLoads Nov 12, 2010

    It was a Community College, TRAINING site for police CADETS not police officers nor a police department. Duh.

  • meBNme Nov 12, 2010

    "If the police can't keep the peace in their own house, how can they possibly keep the peace in the real world?

    Thank you for making the point of every Concealed carry permit owner, every open cary proponend and second ammendment supporter in the country.

    The police CANNOT be everywhere. They CANNOT prevent all crime.
    Criminals, by their very nature, will commit crime, they will steal the tools to make that easier. Criminals will have their guns even if the have to steal them from the government agencies themselves.

    Police track down the criminal AFTER THE CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITED or is in progress.
    ONLY the individual citizen can protect themselves.

    Thats why we gun woners own and carry.
    Because a police officer just wont fit in our pocket or on our belt, no matter how hard we try.

  • dwr1964 Nov 12, 2010

    If the police can't keep the peace in their own house, how can they possibly keep the peace in the real world?

  • ncguy Nov 12, 2010

    pathetic security measures!

  • meBNme Nov 12, 2010

    So where are the arguments that "Only the cops should have guns because criminals steal them from civilians."
    "civilian gun ownership should be stopped in order to clean up our streets, becuase thats where the criminals get them."

    Where are they now???

    CRIMINALS WILL GET THEIR GUNS even if they have to steal them from the police themselves.
    Gonna call SWAT? They've had THIER fully automatic submachine guns stolen too.
    An armed public is the only thing standing in the way of criminals in many cases, taking their guns will not unarm the criminals.

    HELOOOOO!! they are CRIMINALS!
    it's possible.... they may actually.....maybe someway......
    criminals might just not consider OBEYING THE LAW!

  • james27613 Nov 12, 2010

    Wonder if the people that robbed the pawn shop were the same that attempted to break into Davi's here in Raleigh a short time ago.

  • SomeRandomGuy Nov 12, 2010

    How are guns stored on a school campus? Isn't THAT illegal? Or is there an exception for BLET training centers?

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  • beachlvr0804 Nov 12, 2010

    What....no video surveillance to catch the perps?