Witnesses sought to overnight arson incidents

Suspicious fire

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to four overnight arson incidents in inner north suburbs.  

Between about 9.30pm and 10.30pm last night (Tuesday, 28 May 2024) ACT Fire & Rescue and police responded to four fire incidents that are all believed to have been deliberately lit.  

  • About 9.30pm a tree was set on fire near the intersection of Drake Street and Higgins Crescent, Ainslie.   

  • About 9.45pm a silver Volkswagen was set on fire in Doonkuna Street, Braddon. 

  • About 10.00pm a second silver Volkswagen was set on fire on Amaroo Street, Reid near St John’s Church. 

  • About 10.25pm a silver Ford Focus was set alight on Constitution Avenue, Reid near CIT.  

Witnesses reported seeing a person on a motorbike leaving each of the incident scenes.  

ACT Policing is asking residents in Reid, Braddon and Ainslie to check CCTV footage and dashcams from between 9.30pm and 10.30pm last night for footage of suspicious persons or a motorbike.  

Anyone who can assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously. 

  

MEDIA ENQUIRIES  

POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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