- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward for information on who set two Lumberton Police Department vehicles on fire.

Local media outlets report the police have asked both the bureau and the State Bureau of Investigation to aid in their investigation.

According to police, an officer was answering a call at about 3 a.m. Wednesday when he saw smoke near the East Lumberton Resource Center. The officer went to investigate the source of the smoke and found two police department SUVs on fire. The vehicles were declared total losses, and investigators determined the fires were deliberately set.

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