$5,000 reward: Help needed to ID people who set fire to Pittsburgh police vehicles during protest

PITTSBURGH — A $5,000 reward for information is being offered in the investigation into two Pittsburgh police vehicles that were set on fire during a protest on May 30.

The reward is being offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

Authorities are seeking information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of those responsible for the arson.

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The first arson of a marked police vehicle happened along Centre Avenue in front of the lower Centre Avenue entrance of PPG Paints Arena. The second arson of an unmarked police vehicle happened moments later on Washington Place near the Fifth Avenue entrance to PPG Paints Arena.

Authorities said the people responsible posed as protesters.

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Anyone with information about is asked to call the ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police at 412-323-7800. Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov and through the ATF’s website (www.atf.gov/contact/atftips).

Tips can also be submitted anonymously using the Reportit app.

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