Police Investigate Crime Spree in Whitman, Massachusetts

It all started with a fire. It started small, but it quickly spread inside a private car lot in Whitman, Massachusetts.

"Shocked, I was shocked," Laural Anderson said.

The fire started early Tuesday morning. According to Whitman Police, investigators quickly determined the fire was intentionally set.

Soon, the reports started coming in. A nearby restaurant was vandalized. A furniture and two cars at a gas station were, too.

"That was all bashed in, a mess over here," Elaine Drosos, co-owner of Venus Cafe, said Friday night. "Seeing as we've been in business for over 50 years and nothing like that has ever happened, not cool, why would you do something like that?"

"At first, I wasn't sure if it was something personal, and then, we did find a bunch of places got hit," she added.

Police arrested two people and charged them in connection with the fires. Investigators say they're still looking into the vandalism cases.

"I'm glad they are caught," Drosos said. "I'm glad that Whitman did its due diligence and I had faith in them."

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