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Feds charge man in Raleigh pawn shop burglary

Posted January 6, 2011 3:00 p.m. EST
Updated January 6, 2011 3:22 p.m. EST

— 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.