ATF Offers $5000 Reward For Gun Store Burglary

Jan 19, 2010, 14:00 ET from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

20 Firearms Stolen from Licensed Dealer

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Zebedee T. Graham, Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of the Yard Shop at 522 Edgefield Road, Belvedere, South Carolina, a federally licensed firearms dealer.

On November 4, 2009, after regular business hours, some person or persons forcibly entered the gun dealers business and stole 20 firearms, mostly handguns.

The burglary of the gun store is being investigated by the ATF RAGE Unit (Regional Anti-Gang Enforcement) in Aiken County that consists of ATF, the Aiken Department of Public Safety, the North Augusta Department of Public Safety and the Aiken Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information about this crime may report it to the:

ATF Columbia Field Office:  (803) 251-4600

ATF Gun Hotline: (800) ATF GUNS  (800) 283-4867

Aiken County Sheriff's Office:  (803) 642-1763

All information will be treated confidentially and the callers will remain anonymous if they request.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating federal firearms violations and regulating the firearms industry. More information on ATF and its programs can be found at


Jim Modzelewski, Supervisor

(803) 251-4600

Earl Woodham, PIO Supervisor

(704) 716-1843

SOURCE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives