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Lumberton officers looking for those who set fire to marked police car

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – The Lumberton Police Department is looking for the person or persons who set fire to a marked police cruiser on Tuesday night.

According to an LPD press release, the car was set on fire at 40 Marion Road around 9:45 p.m. The location is the First Baptist Homes of Lumberton.

An on-duty LPD officer found the car, a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria, on fire. The Lumberton Fire Department extinguished the blaze and the vehicle was a total loss, the report stated.

The LPD is being assisted in the investigation by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The ATF has offered a $5,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fire.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LPD at (910) 671-3845.

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