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Reward now being offered in hopes of catching car arsonist

Updated: 03/21/2014 11:06 AM | Created: 03/19/2014 7:00 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The Roswell Fire Department needs your help finding a serial car arsonist, and they will pay you for it.

They say an arsonist has torched 11 cars parked in driveways.

Now a reward is being offered to anyone who can help make an arrest.

Officials say a car was torched in the driveway of a home on West Summit near Union Monday night.

It's becoming a horribly familiar scene.

Investigators say each fire shares a number of similarities.

All appear to be chosen at random.

"The victims don't seem to have any kind of relation what so ever," said Assistant Fire Marshall Matt Miller. “It does a lot of damage you know and burning up a car is bad, and a house is a lot worse.  And losing somebody would be the ultimate you know the worst thing that could ever happen. Hopefully we'll get this stopped before anything like that ever happens."

"Everybody's scared, our kids, we have three kids in the house, they're still terrified," said Jessaca Wright.

In one case, the fire spread to the owner’s home while the family was inside sleeping.

When KOB Eyewitness News 4 went back to the home Wednesday, there was still extensive damage from the fire that happened four months ago.

Luckily all of the family members made it out safely.

Crime Stoppers is now offering up to a $1,000 reward. 

If you have any information about these fires, call the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770.


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