Greenwood police are looking for the public’s help finding a person who broke into a gun shop earlier this month.

About 2:45 a.m. Nov. 15, someone used a sledgehammer to break through the two-layered roof and drop into Elmore’s Firearms on State Road 135 in Greenwood. In less than two minutes, the person got in and out, taking with them seven handguns and two long guns, investigators said.

The thief was caught on surveillance cameras in the store. And while the person is covered up with a sweatshirt, mask and gloves, police hope the unique pattern of the sweatshirt will be recognizable by someone who knows the thief, according to Greenwood police.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $2,500 reward for information, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation is matching that reward, for a total of $5,000.

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Anyone with information about the burglary should contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at 1-800-283-4867, by email at or through the website at Tips may also be anonymously submitted using the ReportIt app or by visiting

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.