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About 559 pounds of explosives were stolen from a bunker near Red Lodge.
Now, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) are asking for the public's help in the case.
In April, someone used forced entry to get into an explosives storage facility owned and operated by the U. S. Forest Service, according to a press release from the ATF.
The storage facility is located about two miles south of Red Lodge.
Various emulsion-type explosives, explosive cast boosters and detonating cord were stolen.
Sample photographs of the items that were stolen are shown above.
"The theft of explosives is a top investigative priority for ATF. We are asking for the public's help in our effort to apprehend and convict those responsible. We are confident that someone can help identify a suspect and we encourage them to call us," ATF spokesman Ken Bray said.
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the recovery of the explosives and to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft.
Originally posted by SpaDe_
That's a lot of explosives. Kind of crazy that the Boston bombers were originally going to strike on July 4 and now these come up missing. I'm not saying that they are connected in any way, but it is a lot of explosives and someone could definitely make a serious statement them.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Doesnt sound like the feds were very concerned with it being stolen given how they were stored and given the $5K reward it doesnt sound like they're too concerned with recovering them either.
Originally posted by antar
So what kind of damage could this amount and type do?
3. How does a person/people manage to steal 559 pounds of explosives without being caught?