Gwinnett Fire Investigators seek suspects in Loganville area vehicle arson case

(Loganville, Ga.) – Gwinnett County Fire Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identify three males who took a pickup truck from the parking lot of a local business at about 5.57 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2017. They then torched the vehicle when it became stuck in the mud a few yards away from the original crime scene.  Investigators don’t know at this time whether the truck or its owner was actually the target or whether it was merely a crime of opportunity. The incident happened at Emba Transportation at the 2970 block of Rosebud Road in (unincorporated) Loganville.

Three suspects are sought in a vehicle arson case in the unincorporated Loganville area of Gwinnett County. Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services

A witness managed to get a cellphone photo of the three males on four-wheelers, who are believed to have taken the truck from the parking lot and set it alight in a nearby field.  Smoke is visible in the photographs as the suspects leave the area.

“An exact motive in the case and the potential suspects remains largely unknown,” said Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge.

Anyone with information about the fire or the individuals responsible is asked to contact the Gwinnett Fire Investigations Section at 678-518-4890 or the Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 1-800-282-5804.  Georgia Arson Control, Inc. offers a reward of UP TO $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for arson.  The suspects will likely face multiple charges.

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