I wanted to comment on at least one post that I read on the last board in which it was mentioned several times that TM made it very clear that he wanted to file a police report on a stolen handgun for which didn't have the serial number. Further, other thefts in the area didn't produce a police report. These facts, and I'm going only off of the original poster's comments, aren't necessarily suspicious in and of themselves.
There are a variety of reasons why someone may not know the serial number on a handgun that's been stolen. This can happen easily. Someone misplaces paperwork on the handgun that's been stolen. No paperwork because they inherited the handgun from aunt or uncle so and so and didn't think to write down the serial number. Forgetting to write down the serial number can also apply to any number of legal ways in which a handgun can be purchased. (Depending on the state.) Gun shows, bought it from a friend or relative, etc.
It's extremely important to report the theft of any weapon, particularly a gun. In the event the gun is used in a crime...we've all seen the extra legwork that can take when a stolen weapon leads back to a lawful owner who had it stolen but didn't report. Even though he couldn't give the serial number, I'm sure he could give an accurate make and model. And it's likely that somewhere the GBI could track down some paperwork in the event of a crime with that weapon. AMOO