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Firearms stolen from police training center

Posted November 12, 2010 2:54 p.m. EST
Updated November 12, 2010 6:56 p.m. EST

— 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.