$10,000 Reward for Identification of 2 Suspects in Chicago Super Giant Grocery Store Arson on Division St


The ATF wants your help to identify two suspected arsonists who have been on the run for months.

The two male offender shown in a video released by the ATF Chicago accused of arson involving the Super Giant Grocery at 5147 W. Division St. in the Austin neighborhood on May 31, 2018.

ATF Chicago is offering a $5,000 reward for positive identification of each suspect, or $10,000 to identify both. You can call 1-888-ATF-TIPS, or email [email protected] with information.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) seeks the public’s help identifying two individuals shown in surveillance photographs and video who are suspects in an arson that was committed at Super Giant Grocery at 5147 West Division in Chicago, Illinois, on May 31, 2018, at approximately 9:15 p.m. The building is a 75 x 125 square foot grocery store. Firefighters discovered a fire in the rear of the building. The building was secured, and it was difficult for firefighters to enter the building.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for the positive identification of each suspect depicted in the video, totaling $10,000 if both individuals are positively identified. ATF is working collaboratively on the investigation with the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

“Arson is a very serious crime as it is a danger to the whole community. We are dedicated to working closely with our CPD partners to find these individuals. Arson charges can result in up to 40 years in federal prison, and are charges we do not take lightly.”

— ATF Special Agent in Charge Tim Jones of the Chicago Field Division

The surveillance photos and video from May 31, 2018, depicts two individuals entering the scene of the fire at the Super Giant Grocery. The photos and video are posted on the ATF Chicago Field Division’s Twitter page, @ATF_Chicago. For higher-resolution photos, please contact Public Information Officer Kimberly Nerheim.

People with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of these individuals are urged to contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (283-8477), [email protected], or submit an anonymous tip through the “ReportIt” app, available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. When reporting, be sure to include as many details as possible and contact information for potential follow up if a reward is sought.



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