Land Rover set on fire at St. Clair–Av­enue

Three sus­pects re­main at large in ar­son in­ves­ti­ga­tion

Midtown Post - - News - — Sa­man­tha Peksa

The Toronto Po­lice Ser­vice (TPS) is seek­ing to iden­tify three male sus­pects who set fire to a Land Rover parked in a drive­way near St. Clair Av­enue West and Av­enue Road while the vic­tims were at home.

On June 21, at ap­prox­i­mately 2:06 a.m., three sus­pects walked onto the prop­erty and used an in­cen­di­ary de­vice to start the fire. They fled in a light­coloured flatbed-style work truck.

De­tec­tive Sa­jeev Nair, of 53 Di­vi­sion, said the home­own­ers con­tacted 911 im­me­di­ately, and fire­fight­ers were able to ex­tin­guish the flames shortly af­ter.

Although Nair was lim­ited in what he could dis­close to the pub­lic con­cern­ing the ar­son in­ves­ti­ga­tion, he was able to con­firm that it was not a ran­dom act.

“What I can tell you is that I be­lieve this is a tar­geted in­ci­dent,” he said.

Nair would not elab­o­rate on whether or not pre­cau­tions have been put into place against fur­ther at­tempts or if the own­ers of the home are still at risk.

Sur­veil­lance footage has been posted to the TPS web­site and put on YouTube in an ef­fort to iden­tify the three sus­pects and the ve­hi­cle they used.

“All I need is the name of one of the guys that is in­volved,” said Nair. “And I urge the mem­bers of the pub­lic to use Crime Stop­pers to pro­vide that in­for­ma­tion to us.”

The ar­son was caught on tape and up­loaded to YouTube

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