FBI Las Vegas
Public Affairs Specialist Bridget Pappas
(702) 385-1281
December 30, 2015

FBI Offers Reward in Vandalism of Local Mosque

The FBI Las Vegas Division is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for vandalism committed at the Masjid-e-Tawheed mosque located at 6180 W. Viking Road in Las Vegas, Nevada, 89103.

On the morning of December 27, 2015, at approximately 3:15 a.m., a white male was observed desecrating a local mosque by placing raw bacon on the various door handles of entrances to the mosque. The subject was observed wearing a dark blue hat, jacket, and black framed glasses. The subject appears to have black or dark brown hair with long thin sideburns.

At the time of the incident the mosque was unoccupied. No injuries or physical damage occurred to the mosque. Due to the nature of the crime, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police notified the FBI, which is investigating the matter as a possible hate crime.

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.