$100,000 reward offered to find Boyle Heights fire bombing suspects; video of attacks released

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Federal and local authorities today announced that a reward of up to $100,000  is up for grabs to anyone who provides information  leading to the arrest of one or more of the suspects who threw Molotov cocktails at four apartments at the Ramona Gardens housing project.

The reward was announced as officials released a black-and-white surveillance video of the May 12 attacks that showed several persons crossing a pedestrian bridge into the housing project before igniting one of the devices off camera.

No one was injured in the attacks that appeared to have targeted the relatively few African American tenants in the predominately Latino community.

Anyone with information should call a tip-line established by the task force at 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, anyone with information about this crime may text the letters TIPLA to 274637 (CRIMES) or send an e-mail to rgtf@lapd.lacity.org.


  1. It’s 2014, can we not get hi-resolution security cameras?! The whole point is to be able to see who is doing the crime! Iphones are better than this!

    So all we know is that it was a handful of cowards, probably male and under 30 by the way they walk/run.

  2. Hi-resolution cameras would likely require further unwanted affluence in the area. Seriously, though, not even 4K recordings of such a panoramic field of view are going to yield perp-identifying close ups, no matter how many times you hit the “enhance” button.

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