Feds Release Pictures Of Suspects In Grocery Fire

Geoff Dankert
March 20, 2019 - 3:10 pm

(courtesy: ATF)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Federal authorities have released still images and surveillance video of two people they say set a fire inside a grocery store in Chicago's South Austin neighborhood nearly 10 months ago.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it's hoping someone will recognize the people seen walking into the Super Giant Grocery at 5147 West Division Street on the evening of May 31, 2018.

There's no information about how much damage the fire caused, and ATF has released no information about a potential motive.

The Chicago Police and Fire Departments and the U.S. Attorney's office are assisting in the investigation. The ATF is offering a $5,000 reward for the positive identification of each suspect.

Contact the agency at (888) ATF-TIPS (283-8477), on email at ATFTips@atf.gov, or anonymously through the "ReportIt" app available for Apple and Google phones.