VIDEO: Arsonists attempt to set ETX business on fire over weekend


POSTED: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 5:12pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 5:34pm

UPDATE: Authorities release the name of  two of the four young men who allegedly tried to set a Lufkin Washateria on fire.

Four young hispanic men were captured on surveillance video attempting to set the R&R Washateria on fire.

It happened on January 12th around 5:30 a.m.

According to an arrest affidavit from Angelina County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, all four were identified by the mother of one of the suspects.

Luis Alberto Ramirez was arrested and charged with arson.

They're looking for Francisco Cordero.

The other two are minors.


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.


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