Thursday, May 16, 2013

100 Pounds of Explosives Stolen From Troy Business Prompting Federal Investigation

Posted By on Thu, May 16, 2013 at 7:00 AM

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Sooo...this is comforting.

Thieves stole approximately 100 pounds of explosives from a business in Troy this week, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the matter alongside the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The federal agency is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the prosecution of suspects in this case...presumably to incentivize folks to come forward if they have information about the 100 pounds of missing explosives in Missouri.

Officials say that the suspect or suspects removed two cases of explosives from the unnamed business near Highway H in Troy.

It's unclear what kind of business was burglarized. Daily RFT left a message with the sheriff's office yesterday and will update if we receive more details.

The theft apparently happened on Monday evening, and the investigation began the following day (and was announced yesterday).

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This is a joint investigation of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, the Pike County Sheriff's Office and the St. Louis Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Here's the full Lincoln County alert.

Explosives Theft

On 05/14/2013, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office began investigating a theft at a business near Highway H in Troy, Missouri. The theft occurred during the evening hours of Monday 05/13/2013. Suspect(s) removed 2 cases of explosives from the business, which totaled approximately 100 pounds.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has authorized a $5,000.00 reward for any information leading to the successful prosecution of the suspect(s) in this case.

This is an ongoing joint-investigation between the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, the Pike County Sheriff's Office, and the St. Louis Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

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