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Arson suspected after three vehicles destroyed by fire in View Royal


Three vehicles have been destroyed in a suspected arson in View Royal Tuesday morning.

At around 6:40 a.m. on January 3rd, West Shore RCMP officers attended a call regarding a vehicle that had caught fire in the parking lot of 1445 Craigflower Road, a residential parking lot located just off Admirals Road.

Police say when they arrived, they observed a white 2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 fully engulfed in flames with two cars parked alongside it.

According to police, a yellow 2006 Dodge Ram and grey 2013 Hyundai Accent also received considerable damages from the fire.

View Royal Fire attended the scene and were able to extinguish the blaze. 

Police believe this may be a case of arson and are seeking a suspect that was seen near the vehicles shortly before the fire began. 

West Shore RCMP say they are seeking a man of unknown descent or age who was wearing a black hoodie, black jacket and a black face mask when he was seen near the vehicles.

“Thankfully no one was injured, however three vehicles were significantly damaged by this arson,” said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer. 

“Investigators have canvassed the area and spoken to many residents living nearby; however, we are asking anyone who has information regarding this crime to come forward and speak to police.” 

Police are asking anyone who has  dash camera or home surveillance footage in the area,to come forward and call West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264.

Curtis Blandy

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