WASHINGTON — Baltimore officials have released images of the people who they believe are responsible for setting businesses on fire when riots broke out in the city last month.
On Thursday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with Baltimore Police and Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office released images of the suspects wanted for arsons that occurred during the riots. Investigators identified images of suspects involved in fires are the following locations
- CVS Pharmacy, 2509 Pennsylvania Ave.
- CVS Pharmacy, 2560 W. Franklin St.
- Rite Aid Pharmacy, 300 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
- Papa Palace Pizza and Subs, 2426 East Monument St.
- Harvin Senior Center Apartments, 1600 N. Chester St.
- Cash USA Pawn, 2109 W. Pratt Street
- Fireside North Liquor Store, 2201 W. North Ave
Investigators say many of the fires were started with incendiary devices used materials presumably looted from the surrounding businesses. Four of these devices are believed to have detonated during the riots. A fifth device, which did not detonate, is currently being examined by experts.
“ATF special agents and our local counterparts are continuing to conduct interviews, examine evidence, and review hundreds of hours of video and thousands of photographs as we pursue all investigative leads relating to each incident,” said Baltimore Field Division Special Agent in Charge William McMullan in a news release.
“In addition to these leads, we are asking for the public’s assistance in the identification of the individuals responsible for these crimes.”
The agencies are offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person.
Anyone with information is urged to call 1-888-283-3473.
CVS Health representatives said that it intends to rebuild the location that was burned in the protest.
CVS/pharmacy has two of locations that sustained heavy fire damage during the protests.
Below is the flyer seeking the arson suspect in the CVS Pharmacy located at 2509 Pennsylvania Ave. Click through the gallery above for images of the other suspects.
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