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$5K reward offered for tips on Detroit mosque firebombing

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Authorities are searching for the suspect who threw two Molotov Cocktails at the Al-Qur’an was-Sunnah Society House of Worship in Detroit on Sept. 22.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the conviction of whoever firebombed a mosque on Detroit's east side in September, according to federal and city officials.

Officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Detroit Fire Department announced the reward Tuesday.

They also released a sketch of the suspect.

The ATF released a sketch of the suspect made from a witness' account.

The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Al-Qur’an was-Sunnah Society House of Worship, 19800 Van Dyke Ave., ATF officials said. 

A witness told investigators an an unknown male threw two Molotov cocktails at the south side of the building.

The suspect was last seen traveling south on Van Dyke Avenue in an early 2000, champagne-colored, four-door Oldsmobile with no license plate.

Anyone with information about the fire or the suspect should call the ATF’s toll-free hotline at 1-888-283-8477 or email ATFTips@atf.gov.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez