The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a $5,000 reward for tips leading to the suspects who set a Brooklyn Park strip mall on fire in April.

Vandals broke into three businesses in the K&J Shopping Center at 3200 N. Brookdale Drive just after 1 a.m. on April 19 and set them ablaze. Surveillance video shows two suspects with gasoline containers pouring a suspected ignitable liquid throughout the businesses. The suspects then ignited the vapors, causing large fireballs to erupt and heavily damaging De Armour Nails, Kelly's Diamond Realty and Top 2 Bottom Fashions.

"This is a clear act of arson," said ATF acting special agent in charge Jon Ortiz with the agency's St. Paul Field Division.

Information can be submitted anonymously, but contact information must be provided to claim the reward. The information must lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspects, the ATF said.

Tips can be left by calling 1-888-283-8477, sending an e-mail to or submitting anonymously via

Tim Harlow