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Sheriffs offices, ATF to conduct conference on organized burglaries

ALBEMARLE – A news conference has been scheduled to announce the federal indictments of at least nine defendants that were engaged in a highly organized home burglary ring for several years in both North and South Carolina.
This criminal enterprise targeted homes in the North Carolina counties of Stanly, Cabarrus, Anson, Rowan, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Davidson, Mecklenburg and Union, and the counties of York and Marlboro in South Carolina.
Hundreds of home burglaries are attributed to this gang where hundreds of thousands of dollars of personal property was stolen, including over 125 firearms. Ten law enforcement agencies, along with ATF conducted a joint investigation to track down the source of the burglaries.
WHO: Representatives from the following agencies will address the public and answer questions regarding their respective roles in the investigation: Sheriff’s Offices from the North Carolina counties of Stanly, Cabarrus, Anson, Rowan, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Davidson, Union and Randolph, the Albemarle Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
WHAT: A news conference will be held to identify the members of the criminal enterprise, the charges and the roles of the individual law enforcement agencies. A photographic matrix link chart of the defendant’s criminal relationship along with over 125 recovered firearms will be displayed. A copy of the federal indictment will be distributed to the media.
WHEN: Thursday, August 20, 2009. The set up for the media will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the news conference beginning promptly at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Stanley Commons Building, 1000 North 1st Street, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

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