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Fayetteville Police Search For Arsonist

Posted June 28, 2000

— Fayetteville police are searching for an arsonist. Several mysterious fires have started at one apartment complex in the last few weeks.

Tony McCoy and his fiance came to Brittany Place Apartments four years ago because it was a quiet apartment community. He now questions whether he and his family made the right move with a number of fires at the apartments.

"They're not going to hear a fire outside the banister. They're not going to hear a fire outside the door," McCoy says. "By the time they hear it, it's too late. I have two babies."

Fayetteville police say since May 22, there have been seven fires at Brittany Place Apartments. All of the fires have happened in vacant apartments and hallways.

"Investigators are working the cases right now as arsons," says Sgt. Roberto Rivera of the Fayetteville Police Department. "We believe right now they may be related."

Fayetteville police say some unsolved cases from last year may be related to the most recent cases. Police do have some leads on a suspect, but they have not made any arrests.

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