The theft of hundreds of pounds of explosives from a pipeline work site in Lancaster County is under investigation.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Gregory General Contracting Company reported that approximately 640 pounds of dynamite and 400 blasting caps were taken.
The explosives were stored in a locked truck trailer left at the site on River Road in Marietta on Friday, according to the ATF. The work site security company discovered the theft Monday after noticing the trailer door was open and the locks were missing, reports Fox News.
The ATF is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the recovery of the stolen explosives and/or the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Stealing or possessing stolen explosives is a federal crime that could come with 10 years in prison.
“The ATF, along with our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe and that those who violate federal explosive laws are held accountable, “ said Donald Robinson, Special Agent in Charge. “We are asking for the public’s help in our effort to apprehend and convict those responsible.”
EXPLOSIVES THEFT: The ATF is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and/or the recovery of stolen explosives taken from a pipeline work site in Marietta sometime between Friday, April 13th and yesterday. @fox43 pic.twitter.com/cydzU4twLy
— Jackie De Tore (@jackiedetore) April 17, 2018
The explosives were reportedly left in a locked trailer Friday at the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline worksite in Marietta.
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April 18th, 2018