Witnesses sought after vehicle arson in the city
Release Date: Wednesday, April 04 2012, 12:32 PM
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a white Nissan Pathfinder was deliberately set alight in a Civic car park last night (April 3).
About 7.20pm, police were alerted to a vehicle that was on fire in the car park between Knowles Place and Vernon Circle, Civic.
ACT Policing General Duties officers attended the location and managed to control the fire before the arrival of ACT Fire and Rescue.
Acting Superintendent of North District, Peter Davis said that this incident is concerning due to the brazenness and location of the arson.
“Given the fact that this arson took place in a public car park, where people are often coming and going, either on foot or driving their cars, we believe that someone may have seen the offender or someone acting suspiciously in the area.
“It is concerning that someone would deliberate set fire to a vehicle in such a public place. Obviously the person who started the fire didn’t think of the dangers to the community and the possible ramifications and outcomes of their actions,” Acting Superintendent Davis said.
Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw someone acting suspiciously or anyone with other information which may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.