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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Amanda M. Hils
For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 9, 2020

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward for Information About Richmond Bus Arson

RICHMOND, Va. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Washington Field Division announced today a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for setting fire to a Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) bus on May 30. This crime occurred during the recent unrest. ATF is working alongside the Richmond Police Department (RPD), who are the lead investigating agency.

At approximately 4 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, Richmond Fire Department (RFD) responded to the area of W Broad and N Belvidere streets in front of a drug store, where it had been reported that a GRTC bus was on fire. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, processed the scene, and the arson case was turned over to RPD for further investigation.

Anyone with information about the person or persons who committed this crime is asked to contact investigators immediately. To provide tips to ATF Special Agents, call 888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477) or send an email to To provide tips to Richmond Police Department Detective Lindsey, call 804-646-6190.

Tips can also be sent anonymously via the reportit® app using ATF Washington Field Division as the location. It is available through the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and at

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson. More information about ATF and its programs is available at Follow @ATFWashington on Twitter for more news about ATF’s work in Virginia and Washington, D.C.


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