559 pounds of explosives stolen near Red Lodge
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Federal authorities are offering a reward for information
that leads to the arrest of whoever stole 559 pounds of explosives near Red
Lodge last month.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Brad Beyersdorf
says the thieves broke into a U.S. Forest Service storage bunker about two miles
south of Red Lodge sometime in April.
The Billings Gazette reports they stole emulsion-type explosives, explosives cast
boosters and detonating cord.
The ATF is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
Stealing explosives and possession of stolen explosives is punishable by up to
10 years in prison.