Arson suspected in Cash Express fire

Police investigating Monday night incidentPolice ask for help finding information

State Journal Staff Report Published:

An arsonist or arsonists apparently set fire to the Cash Express on Versailles Road Monday night.

One or more people appeared to have forcibly entered the small brick building through a rear basement door, according to a release from Frankfort Police.

Maj. Fred Deaton said there were indications that some items may have been stolen.

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Sloan said Frankfort Fire and EMS got a call at 9:51 p.m. and arrived at the scene within four minutes. The fire was under control by 10:10 p.m., he said.

“It was a pretty easy fire,” he said.

Sloan said that when firefighters arrived, there was very heavy smoke coming out a side window. He said it appeared that a lot of advertising materials for the business, like flyers, had caught fire.

The insurance company and the owners were at the property Tuesday afternoon. Outside the small brick building were a melted vacuum cleaner and printer. Two side windows appeared to have been torn or burned out, and there was a hole in a glass window in the back.

The owners declined to comment.

Police are asking anyone with information on this crime to call Detective Sgt. Jerald Crawford. Anonymous information may be given to Frankfort Crime Stoppers at 875-8648 or at www.frankfortcrimestoppers.com. Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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