New photos released of possible arson suspects at Atlanta Target, Walmart

There is a $10,000 reward upon the arrest and conviction of the arsonists.
Multiple state agencies are asking for the public’s help to identify two persons of interest.
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 3:25 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Fire officials are investigating a fire Monday night inside the Target store located at 2539 Piedmont Road, as well as the recent fires at the Walmart stores located at 835 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and 1801 Howell Mill Rd. as cases of arson.

Multiple state agencies are asking for the public’s help to identify two persons of interest.

Investigators believe the alleged suspects intentionally set the fires to create a distraction, allowing the offenders to shoplift items and escape as patrons rushed to exit the burning stores.

Officials said these fires have resulted in millions of dollars in damage.

“Poor Target,” one shopper told Atlanta News First. “My girlfriend is going to be mad. She goes there most of the time.”

Target officials released a statement in response to the fire saying in part:

Although the motive for the fires appears to be the same, investigators have not linked the fires.

There is a $10,000 reward upon the arrest and conviction of the arsonists.

If you have any information regarding these fires, please contact the Arson Control Hotline at 1-800-282-5804.