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Detectives seeking two teenagers at Uptown arson scene


Columbus Police are hoping to question two white males who appeared to be between the ages of 13 and 18. They were seen in the proximity of the latest arson in a spree of vehicle fires set in the Historic District of Columbus.

Investigators say a red pick-up truck was set on fire around 10:30 Saturday night in the 500 block of Front Avenue. 

The young men were last seen near the tree line along the river. One of the men was wearing dark clothes and shorts, while the other was shirtless and also wearing dark shorts. Both had dark hair.

Firefighters noticed the pair watching them from a distance as they extinguished the fire. Moments later, they were gone before anyone had a chance to approach them.

Both are believed to have left the area on foot. 

This block has been plagued with random attacks on vehicles for the past several years.  Most recently, five cars were set fire in May on Broadway and Front Avenue. 

The current incident affects a couple whose car fell victim to the same crime five years ago. 

State arson investigators will give up to a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

If anyone has any information on this case you are asked to call Detective Thomas Hill of the Columbus Police at (706) 225-4304.

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