About 50 guns have been stolen in several gun shop break-ins across the Carolinas since February, according to a letter written by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The letter was sent to area gun shops in March. It warns owners of several successful and two unsuccessful burglaries in the Charlotte, Greenville and Columbia metro areas.
The letter states surveillance video and evidence found at the crime scenes allowed investigators to determine that cutting torches were used to make entry into the buildings.
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