$10,000 Reward in Hereford House Arson


Images of persons of interest in the Hereford House arsonThe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Kansas City Fire Department and the Kansas City Police Department announced they are increasing the reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the early morning fire on Oct. 20, 2008 occurring at the Hereford House Restaurant, 2 East 20thStreet, Kansas City, Mo.  In addition, another photograph of an individual taken from video surveillance cameras is being released.

ATF’s National Response Team (NRT), the Kansas City Police Bomb and Arson Unit and the Kansas City Fire Department, after a thorough examination of the scene and evidence recovery, determined that the fire was intentionally set.  “The investigation is progressing due to the efforts of all the agencies involved,” said Michael Boxler, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Kansas City Division. “We are continuing to pursue ongoing leads and ask for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual in the photograph being released today”.

The public is asked to call the local ATF office at 816-559-0850, ATF’s toll free hotline, 1-888-ATF-FIRE (888-283-3473) or Kansas City Crime Stoppers hotline at    816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477) with any information that may help identify those responsible for the fire.

You may always send a message to KCMUGSHOTS.com and remain anonymous.

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