Police release new batch of photos of suspects wanted in connection to downtown arson incidents

State officials estimated that looters and vandals caused $20 million worth of damage across Cook County.

SHARE Police release new batch of photos of suspects wanted in connection to downtown arson incidents
Police released photos of four men wanted in connection to arson incidents from May 30, 2020, in the 400 block of North Lower Michigan Drive.

Police released photos of four men wanted in connection to arson incidents from May 30, 2020, in the 400 block of North Lower Michigan Drive.

Chicago Police Department

Chicago police and federal agents are asking for help identifying suspects wanted in connection to several incidents of arson that happened downtown after mass protests in late May.

In late June, police released photos of 18 other people wanted in connection to more than 50 intentionally set fires. State officials estimated that looters and vandals caused $20 million worth of damage across Cook County.

The new batch of photos and videos released by police late Tuesday are related to four incidents of arson:

  • Police are searching for a red minivan wanted in connection to an arson from about 1:20 a.m. May 30, in the 300 block of South Plymouth Court.
Chicago police are asking for help identifying a vehicle wanted in connection with a May 30, arson in the 300 block of South Plymouth Court.

Chicago police are asking for help identifying a vehicle wanted in connection with a May 30, arson in the 300 block of South Plymouth Court.

Chicago police

  • Four men are wanted in connection to an arson from about 6:50 p.m. May 30 in the 400 block of North Lower Michigan Avenue.
  • Two other men are wanted for arson hours later. Police said the arson happened about 9:50 p.m. May 30 in the first block of West Jackson Boulevard.
Police released a photo of a man wanted in connection to fire from May 30, 2020, in the first block of West Jackson Boulevard

Police released a photo of a man wanted in connection to fire from May 30, 2020, in the first block of West Jackson Boulevard

Chicago Police Department

A Pilsen man has already been hit with federal arson charges for allegedly setting fire to a Chicago police vehicle while wearing a Joker mask at the onset of the unrest May 30.

Six people have been charged with federal gun crimes related to Chicago’s unrest, and a Galesburg man also was hit with federal charges for allegedly making the trip to Chicago to loot and riot.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chicago police at 312-745-6233 or email atftips@atf.gov.

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