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ATF offering $5K reward for identifying Brooklyn Park arson suspects

Photo of flames inside the Top 2 Bottom Fashion store in Brooklyn Park. Photo: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Photo of flames inside the Top 2 Bottom Fashion store in Brooklyn Park.

KSTP
Updated: June 09, 2021 04:19 PM
Created: June 09, 2021 04:02 PM

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward for information that can help authorities identify two people who were seen setting fires in multiple businesses inside a Brooklyn Park strip mall in April.

On April 19, intentionally set fires damaged De Armour Nails, Kelly's Diamond Realty and Top 2 Bottom Fashions, all in the K&J Shopping Center at the intersection of Brookdale Drive North and Xerxes Avenue North.

Surveillance footage shows two people pouring a suspected flammable liquid throughout the businesses before lighting the accelerant on fire. A fireball erupted, causing heavy damages.

— ATF St. Paul (@ATFStPaul) June 9, 2021

“This is a clear act of arson,” ATF Acting Special Agent in Charge Jon Ortiz, of the St. Paul Field Division, said. “The challenge now is to determine who these individuals are, which is why we are reaching out to the public for information. We encourage folks who may know these individuals or details surrounding the incident to call ATF.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the ATF either by calling 1-888-283-8477, emailing ATFTips@atf.gov or by submitting an anonymous tip online.


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