FBI offers $5,000 reward for help catching Bozeman church vandals


BOZEMAN, Mont. - The FBI announced today it's offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects in the Bozeman church vandalisms.

On March 9, Kirkwood Baptist Church was damaged. About a month later vandals hit Holy Rosary Church.

In both instances, the vandalism happened late evening or early morning. Anti-religious messages were spray painted, glass was broken and multiple fires were set.

Officials say the crimes appear to be related, and might be a violation of civil rights.

If you have information, contact the FBI's Bozeman Office at (406) 994-0927 or the Bozeman Police Department at (406) 582-2010. You can also e-mail tips to the FBI Salt Lake City Division, which covers Montana, at SaltLakeCity@ic.fbi.gov.

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