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$1,500 reward offered in solving arson at Rome apartment

Reward offered for information about Rome Liberty Garden arson / WKTV News

A $1,500 reward is now being offered for information on an arson incident that happened in 2016 at a Rome apartment.

Rome Police say that on August 20, 2016 a fire broke out apartment #403 in Liberty Gardens. When firefighters arrived to the scene, they found the upstairs bedroom in flames.

No one was inside the apartment at the time and no injuries were reported, but surrounding units were occupied with families and children at the time. Investigators later ruled the fire as an arson.

Rome Police told WKTV News that just because the apartment wasn’t occupied at the time of the fire, it doesn’t take away from the seriousness of the crime.

Police now hope that a cash incentive will prompt someone who knows more information about the fire to come forward.

“There’s always people out there that know something. It's just a matter of giving them the opportunity to let them say something,” Jim Glorioso of the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers told WKTV News.

The reward of $1,500 is being offered by the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers and the Oneida County Arson Task Force for tips that will lead to an arrest.

If you have any information on this case, police are urging you to come forward and contact the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS).

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