Reward offered for info in Berkeley County gun shop heist

38 guns were stolen from Coastal Firearms.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCBD) – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for a burglary at Coastal Firearms in Berkeley County.

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.

Authorities say 38 guns of various types were stolen between 12:20 – 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, August 7.

“The burglars actually broke in through the roof, which is unusual,” Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Mike Cochran said. “Most burglars will actually go through a door or window.”

The incident is being investigated by ATF and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say the reward is part of a larger initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.

If you have any information, contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867).

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