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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

August 20, 2009

Contact: Jessie Summers, ATF

Office: (509) 577-1401

ATF Increases Reward to $25K for Theft of Explosives in Walla Walla

SEATTLE — Robert R. Champion, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Seattle Field Division, announces that he is increasing the reward for information leading to the prosecution of anyone involved in the theft of explosives last month in Walla Walla, Washington.

“I’m deeply concerned that these explosives haven’t been recovered,” says Champion. “I would like to encourage continued public involvement; the more we can work together, the more likely we are to solve this crime.”

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