SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Santa Monica Police Department announced a reward today of up to $5,000 for information related to the arrest of the person responsible for starting fires at several businesses in Santa Monica.
A fire was started at Santa Monica Tobacco, located at 1434 4th St., around 3:20 p.m., May 31. Another fire was also started the same evening at REI, 402 Santa Monica Blvd. around 3:40 p.m., by what appears to be the same female, during civil unrest. The suspect is a black female who has a tattoo of Africa on her left shoulder.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Santa Monica Police Department Detective D. Chabot at 310-458-2201 Ext. 6679, Sergeant C. Green at 310-458-8414, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-2249. This investigation is being conducted jointly by the ATF Los Angeles Field Division and Santa Monica Police Department.