PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Philadelphia Field Division Special Agent in Charge Mark Potter announced today a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the detonation of two improvised explosive devices in the Stroudsburg area of Pennsylvania.
On March 22, 2011, at approximately 10:00 p.m., an improvised explosive device was detonated on the residential property located at 318 Edgemont Road, in Stroudsburg. The second incident occurred on April 6, 2011, at approximately 11:45 p.m., where an improvised explosive device was detonated in the parking lot of R & R Heat Treating Company located at 28 Stokes Avenue, in East Stroudsburg. There was minimal property damage in both incidents and there are no injuries reported at this time. The investigation is being conducted by investigators from ATF and the Stroud Area Regional Police Department.
"We are asking the public for any information that would lead investigators to the individual or individuals responsible for both of these acts," said Mark Potter, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Philadelphia Field Division. "Criminal use of explosives is a violent crime that ATF takes seriously. ATF is committed to keeping our community safe and secure, along with working together with our local partners to find the person responsible for each of the bombing incidents."
Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF 24/7 hotline 1-888-ATF BOMB (1-888-283-3473) or email at ATFTips@atf.gov.
For more information on ATF and its programs go to www.atf.gov.
Contact: Steven Bartholomew
Public Information Officer, ATF
SOURCE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives