$5,000 reward offered for info on Newark arson fires


blankThe federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Baltimore Field Division announced today a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for setting fire to a townhouse on Aug. 17 and the Chabad Center for Jewish Life on Aug. 25.

At this time, investigators do not have evidence linking the two fires together but have not ruled out that possibility. ATF Special Agents from the Wilmington Field Office are working alongside the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal on the cases.

Investigators are looking for an individual who may be a person of interest in an arson-caused fire. A photo of that individual has been posted. (See photo above).

In the meantime, a fund-raising program for the Chabad Center has raised nearly half a million dollars.

Anyone with information about either of these fires, about the person or persons who committed either of these fires, or about the individual in the video is asked to contact investigators immediately. To provide tips to ATF Special Agents, call 888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477) or send an email toATFTips@atf.gov. To provide tips to the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal’s New Castle Division, call 302-323-5375 or email fire.marshal@delaware.gov.

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