Arsonists attempt to set ETX business on fire over weekend

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 1:23pm

Lufkin authorities investigated a business over the weekend that arsonists tried to set on fire.

On Saturday morning, at around 5:30 a.m., a fire crew responding to a medical emergency noticed smoke coming from a structure while en route.

Investigators discovered someone had attempted to set the R&R Washateria, located in the 1300 block of Paul Street, on fire from several spots around the building. Surveillance video shows what looks like four young Hispanic men to be the arsonists. The tape also reveals the criminals spraying alleged lighter fluid all over the business.

Two glass plate windows were also broken during the crime. The fire did minimal damage to the building.

Video of the crime is expected to be released shortly.

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