Amber Long reward temporarily increased to $20,000 for arrest, $47,00 for arrest and conviction
The reward from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 is now $20,000. But only until Feb. 16.
Lodge 5 announced on Monday it added another $10,000 to its reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the slaying of 26-year-old Amber Long, who on Jan. 19 was shot and killed in front of her mother.
But to receive the $20,000, the information must come forward by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16.
At the time of Long’s murder the city chipped in $20,000, the Citizens Crime Commission added $7,000, and Lodge 5 offered $10,000 for a total of $37,000.
However, to receive the city’s and the Crime Commission’s reward, the tip must lead to an arrest and a conviction.
But to receive the FOP’s reward, the information must only lead to an arrest.
“Anytime we offer a reward, we don’t put the arrest and conviction caveat on,” said Bob Ballentine, the Lodge 5 recording secretary. “We want people to know that if you turn somebody in, you could get paid that day.”
If someone is harboring concrete information that will lead to an arrest and conviction, there is $47,000 on the table. But less than six days remain.
Police are asking tipsters to call 215-686-8477 (TIPS) or the Homicide Division at 215-686-3334/3335/3336.
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