Roswell investigators hope new radio commercial will lead to arson arrest

Created: 07/23/2014 5:04 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

It’s happened again. Another arson in Roswell this week, this time it was an RV. And as KOB Eyewitness News 4 found out, investigators are hoping a new radio commercial from Crime Stoppers will finally lead to an arrest.

“Roswell it's time to get an arsonist off the streets."

Crime Stoppers wants to get the word out.

“We want to catch whoever is doing this arson, there are numerous cases so far and just a couple two nights ago."

This new message is hitting the radio in Roswell. Since October, at least 20 vehicles have gone up in flames. The most recent was an RV Sunday morning.

"I think that they ought to sit there and just catch whoever it is burning these cars, I mean it’s ridiculous," said Henry.

But it’s not just vehicles. In a couple cases, the flames spread to three homes.

"I think people should get more involved, I mean if someone has seen him, they should go out and state that they saw him," said Sammy Montez.

Montez thinks someone knows something. He hopes the Crime Stoppers reward will make them come forward.

“And we'd like to catch that person and we're prepared to offer a 1,000 bill. Anonymously, I have to underline the anonymous part of it."

Investigators say they need help.

“I mean that’s one thing about the Roswell Police Department, they can't do it by themselves, they need help simple as that," said Montez.

The number for Crime Stoppers is 888-594-8477.

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