$10,000 reward being offered in Gaston County gun theft


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A reward of $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the burglary of R&M Motors and Pawn and Trade.

An owner of the business tells FOX 46 that fourteen total guns were stolen — twelve guns and two long guns. 

On Sunday, February 12, around 2:08 a.m. the Gaston County Police Department responded to a burglar alarm at R&M Motors and Pawn and Trade located off Dallas Cherryville Hwy. Officers determined that multiple firearms had been stolen from the business. The investigation is ongoing.

The owner says that two locks were cut on the front gate and the suspects were able to pry open the front door as he adds this is the first time something like this has happened in the six years he’s been selling guns. 

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867).

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