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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 2, 2018
Contact: Ronnie Dahl

ATF Offers Reward in Arson

ATF, Detroit Fire Department seek public’s help in commercial fires

DETROIT — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Detroit Fire Department have announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for three fires in occupied commercial buildings in Detroit and Hamtramck.   


On Oct. 28, 2017, the Detroit Fire Department responded to a fire at Hamtramck Hardware, in the 12200 block of Conant Street.  On Oct. 30, 2017, the Detroit Fire Department was called to a fire at Indian Fashions, in the 11500 block of Conant Street in Hamtramck.  The third fire was reported on Dec. 11, 2017 at Saeed’s Market in the 13439 block of Conant Street.  All businesses suffered substantial damage.


In all three cases, surveillance cameras captured the same individual entering the locked structures prior to the fires breaking out.


Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS

(1-888-283-8477) or the Detroit Arson tip line at (313) 628-2900.  Information can also be sent to ATF via the mobile app Reportit, which is available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting  All calls and tips will be kept confidential.


ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and

violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry.  More information about ATF and its programs is available at


Detroit Field Division