There's now a $50K reward for information on arsons at Minneapolis Post Offices

USPIS is seeking information on two men believed to be involved with one of the fires.
USPIS arson suspects

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people who set fire to two Minneapolis Post Offices during the unrest following George Floyd's death has been increased to $50,000. 

The arsons at the Minnehaha Post Office (3033 27th Ave. S) and the Lake Street Post Office (110 E 31st St.) occurred between May 28-30, the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) notes on its wanted poster. 

The USPIS wanted poster offering up to a $50,000 reward. 

The USPIS wanted poster offering up to a $50,000 reward. 

The poster features pictures of two men who are believed to be involved in the fire at the Minnehaha Post Office. 

In June, the USPIS began offering a $10,000 reward to help find the people responsible for the arsons, burglaries and thefts at three area post offices, including the Powderhorn Post Office (3045 Bloomington Ave.). 

That location reopened on June 9 after undergoing repairs to the facility, a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) news release said, while the Minnehaha and Lake Street locations remain closed. 

The USPIS is asking anyone with information on the two fires or the two people pictured in the photos to contact them at 1-877-876-2455 (say "law enforcement") and reference case No. 3083228. 

Floyd died after a now-former Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. He and the other officers at the scene have been charged in connection to Floyd's death. 

In the days after Floyd died, people in the Twin Cities and across the nation participated in peaceful protests calling for sweeping police reforms. Some of the demonstrations did turn violent, and the Post Offices in Minneapolis were among the hundreds of buildings damaged during the unrest

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