The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering $70,000 for information that leads to the identification and apprehension of a number of arson suspects wanted in connection with several Twin Cities locations that were set ablaze during recent riots following the death of George Floyd while in police custody on Memorial Day.
The $70,000 total reward is broken down to $5,000 for each of the 14 suspects sought in this release (pictures above and below) and is in addition to the previous two rewards that ATF has issued in relation to the Twin Cities arson fires.
“We have methodically worked each of the fire scenes, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing video footage to help us solve these arson cases,” said Special Agent in Charge William Henderson, of the St. Paul Field Division.”
“We’ve narrowed in on particular individuals who we suspect started one or more fires throughout the Twin Cities. We would appreciate any help the public can provide to bring these investigations to a successful conclusion,” said Henderson.
More photos can be viewed on the ATF’s website.
Meanwhile, a Rochester man, Montez Terriel Lee, Jr., has been federally charged with arson and is accused of burning down Max It Pawn Shop on East Lake Street during the Minneapolis riots.
(Montez Terriel Lee, Jr.)
The federal complaint alleges that Lee., 25, “maliciously damaged and destroyed by means of fire and explosive materials the Max It Pawn Shop” on East Lake Street in Minneapolis on May 28, in the riots following the death of George Floyd.
Dylan Robinson, 22, was apprehended by the ATF and US Marshals in Breckenridge, Colorado on Sunday. Robinson is accused of being involved in the arson involving the Third Precinct building in Minneapolis on May 28. Robinson was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.
Stay with Alpha News for updates on additional state, local and federal charges as they develop.
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