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Friday, May 01, 2015

Reward Offered in Explosives Theft


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Special Agent in Charge Stuart Lowrey of the Louisville Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced today that ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of explosives from an explosives magazine at a construction site in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (LMPD) and ATF are requesting assistance from the public for information regarding a theft of explosives in Louisville. The theft was discovered and reported to law enforcement on Monday, April 13, 2015. It is believed the theft occurred between Friday, April 10, 2015 and Monday, April 13, 2015, at a construction site near the intersection of Chamberlain Lane and Highway 1694, in Louisville, Kentucky, on property adjacent to the Norton Commons community. The stolen explosives are a type of dynamite that is packaged in cylindrical wrappers made of material like waxed paper or plastic.

“ATF is concerned about this theft and the potential threat to public safety,” Lowrey said. “We are aggressively investigating this incident with LMPD and other law enforcement partners, with the primary goal of recovering the stolen explosives.”

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for this explosives theft. Anyone with any information about the stolen explosives should contact the LMPD at (502) 574-LMPD (-5673) or ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or (502) 753-3400 in Louisville.

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