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Reward offered for info on arson fires during Indy protests last month

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 11:28:17-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Investigators are offering a reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the people involved in multiple arson cases in Indianapolis during the violent protests and rioting between May 29 and May 31.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, The Indiana State Fire Marshals Office, the Indianapolis Fire Department, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Indiana State Police are conducting a joint investigation on the multiple arson incidents during that three day period and offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and a conviction.

Investigators are asking for anyone with video/photos or any information about the identities of the people who started the fires or were throwing incendiary devices — including Molotov Cocktails — to contact the Arson Hotline at 800-382-4682.

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