Police, ATF offer $5,000 reward in city firebombings

City police and the Baltimore field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are offering up to a $5,000 reward for tips in a series of recent attacks in which makeshift firebombs have been thrown against homes causing minor damage but raising concerns.

Since Sept. 13, there have been 13 incidents in which Molotov cocktails have been thrown at homes, largely in the area of Liberty Heights and Wabash avenues in Northwest Baltimore. The most recent occurred Nov. 16, and police believe the attacks are random but connected.

"Luckily, no one has been significantly injured, but we are not taking any chances," said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

Detectives will be canvassing Northwest Baltimore and handing out fliers in hopes of generating information that could lead to an arrest, officials said.

The tip line is 1-888-ATF-FIRE.


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