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Governor's Office Offers $10,000 Reward For Information About Cross Burnings

Posted June 1, 2005

— The Office of the Governor is offering a reward to help solve last week's cross burnings in Durham.

Gov. Mike Easley's office announced up to $10,000 would be rewarded for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the parties responsible.

Durham police found three crosses burning in highly visible areas last Wednesday.

At one of the crosses, they found fliers referencing the Ku Klux Klan. The national director of the KKK, Thomas Robb of Harrison, Ark., said, however, his organization was not involved.

The FBI is working with the Durham Police Department on the case and is investigating it as a hate crime.

Anyone with information should call Durham CrimeStoppers at

(919) 683-1200

, the Durham Police Department's Special Operations Division at

(919) 560-4454

, or the FBI at

(919) 233-7701



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