Arson reward now $10K

April 17, 2009
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The reward for turning in a suspect in Jamaica Plain’s recent arsons has been doubled to $10,000.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) added $5,000 to the original reward offered by the Massachusetts Property Underwriters Association.

The ATF is among the local and federal agencies investigating the recent arsons, all of which involved flaming automobile tires. Security camera footage showing the suspected arsonist—apparently a white or light-skinned Hispanic man—was taken at the scene of a Feb. 7 fire at 20-22 ½ Sigourney St. Burning tires were also used in a Jan. 6 business fire at 138A South St. and a Jan. 28 house fire at 111 School St.

Investigators announced the doubling of the reward at the local E-13 Police Station’s community relations meeting earlier this month.

Anyone with information about the arsons can contact the Boston Police/Fire Department Arson Squad at 343-3324 or anonymously by calling 1-800-494-8477 or texting the word “TIP” to 27463.