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FBI offering reward in bacon mosque case

Posted at 1:47 PM, Dec 30, 2015
The FBI is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the man who hung strips of bacon on a local mosque.
The incident, which happened at a mosque named Masjid Tawheed near Jones Boulevard and Twain Avenue, was caught on camera. Believers in Islam are forbidden to eat or even touch pork.
Although some people believe it was just a prank, the incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime by the FBI and Las Vegas police. 
One of the mosque's founding members said members of the mosque are concerned and believe it was a "deliberate attack" on their religion. 
The incident happened at approximately 3:15 a.m. Dec. 27/ The suspect is a white male. He was wearing a dark blue hat, jacket and black framed glasses at the time. The subject appears to have black or dark brown hair. 
Anyone with information is urged to call the FBI in Las Vegas at (702) 385-1281 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.