Major reward offered in pawn shop weapons robbery case


GREENVILLE, Pitt County - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering a combined $15,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the armed robbery of Southern Gun and Pawn in Greenville on Saturday.

The armed robbery occurred around 10 a.m. on July 15 at the pawn shop, located at 1928 Greenville Boulevard Southwest. Authorities say two suspects stole multiple firearms and fled the store on foot.

The ATF and Greenville PD are investigating the incident. The reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS, email or through its website at Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

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