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Roswell arsonist starts fire for the 17th time

Created: 07/17/2014 6:27 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

It’s now happened 17 times. Another car in Roswell went up in flames early Thursday morning.  It was a different neighborhood, but the same crime.

“I would have never thought this could happen in our neighborhood," said Christina Stacy.

"They're picking anywhere,” said Marty Brackeen. “It's not just one spot, they're all over town."

Brackeen says the community is not only fed up, but on edge.

“Everybody’s shocked,” said Brackeen. “Waiting to see if it's going to be their vehicle next." With good reason too, this is the 17th time it’s happened.

The Roswell Fire Chief says they still do not know who’s doing this.

The latest fire happened right across the street from the movie theatre, Icon Cinema. Investigators are looking at any surveillance video they can get their hands on.

Until the arsonist is caught, utilize your garage. If you have one, try to park in it.

“They know what they’re doing whoever is doing it,” said Brackeen. “Because it happened so fast.  It’s a crime that doesn't need to be happening."

If you have any information you are urged to come forward. You can submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 888-594-8477.

There is a $1,000 reward.


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