The Chicago office of the FBI is offering a $US5000 reward over an arson that destroyed 13 horse-drawn carriages worth an estimated $US130,000.
Special Agent Robert Holley, who heads the Chicago office, announced the reward on Tuesday over the arson that occurred at the Noble Horse Theatre, located on Chicago’s near north side, three months ago.
The Chicago Fire Department responded to a fire at the theatre, at 1410 North Orleans St, during the early hours of February 6.
Thirteen carriages were destroyed, and significant damage was caused to the building.
The cause was identified as arson. Holley said graffiti was also discovered.
The words “Save the horses” and “Freedom” were spray-painted on two interior walls.
The fires were set in two separate horse carriage storage areas, the FBI said.
The reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the arson.
Anyone with information is urged to contact local police or the Chicago office of the FBI on (312) 421-6700.