Gibsonville police are seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining information about several “explosions” in the Wood Street area of town.
The episode came to light when a Gibsonville resident brought a suspected homemade explosive device to the police department on Monday afternoon.
Police evacuated the residential area from which it had come and contacted the Greensboro Police Department, which assisted in the investigation.
During the investigation, the police became aware of several incidents of what residents described as “explosions” at or near Wood Street in early morning hours during the past several months.
Gibsonville police are asking for the community’s help in identifying the suspect(s) in this investigation. On Wednesday, the police added a $500 reward leading to information on the explosions.
In fact, the police released information Wednesday about an earlier “explosion” incident, from Friday night, in which officers recovered “what appeared to be pieces of shrapnel believed to be related to the explosion.”
Anyone with information is urged to call the Gibsonville Police Department at (336) 449-6677; of, if desiring to remain anonymous, they may call either Alamance County Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or Guilford County Crimestoppers at (336) 373-1000.
Police also strongly caution residents not to touch or otherwise handle any device they might find. “Homemade explosive devices are extremely volatile and should not be handled,” the police warn. “If you locate a suspicious item or device contact 911 immediately. Please do not touch it,” they urge.