Molo­tov cock­tail thrown at busi­ness

North Bay Nugget - - FRONT PAGE - Gord young

A lo­cal busi­ness says some­one at­tempted to fire­bomb its build­ing early Thurs­day morn­ing.

Karen Grasser at Metal Fab Ltd. says a dou­ble plate-glass win­dow was smashed at the busi­ness at about 1 a.m. She says a per­son can be seen in sur­veil­lance video light­ing a Molo­tov cock­tail and lob­bing it into an of­fice.

For­tu­nately, Grasser says there was no fire.

“It could have been a lot worse,” she says, not­ing the en­tire build­ing could have gone up in flames.

Grasser says she’s not sure why the makeshift fire­bomb failed. But she’s re­lieved that it did.

She says owner Jamie grasser ar­rived at the of­fice thurs­day morn­ing to find the shat­tered glass. and, once the video sur­veil­lance footage was re­viewed, she says it was un­nerv­ing to see that the busi­ness was tar­geted. She says po­lice were called im­me­di­ately, not­ing a note was also found at the scene nam­ing an em­ployee.

the video footage is dis­tant and dark, show­ing the cul­prit in the top left cor­ner as a black fig­ure. the per­son can be seen ar­riv­ing on a skate­board and walking into the busi­ness park­ing lot be­fore smash­ing the win­dow and light­ing the molo­tov cock­tail, which ap­pears in the video as a glow.

the per­son is also seen in the video leav­ing on foot.

North bay po­lice have con­firmed they were called to an ex­eter Street busi­ness as a re­sult of a re­port that a bot­tle, con­tain­ing what ap­peared to be­some­type­ofwick,had­been­thrown through an of­fice win­dow dur­ing the overnight hours. but po­lice said there was no re­sult­ing fire.

po­lice say video sur­veil­lance has been viewed and that pos­si­ble wit­nesses have been iden­ti­fied. the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing.

any­one with in­for­ma­tion that may as­sist po­lice with this in­ves­ti­ga­tion is asked to call the North bay po­lice Ser­vice at 705-497-5555 and se­lect op­tion 9 to speak to a po­lice of­fi­cer.

For those who wish to re­main anony­mous, con­tact Near North Crime Stop­pers, by call­ing 1-800222-tips (8477) or by sub­mit­ting a tip on­line at nearnorthcrimestop­

Submitted Photo

A win­dow was smashed and some­one threw a Molo­tov cock­tail into an of­fice at Metal Fab Ltd. on Ex­eter Street early Thurs­day morn­ing. There was no fire and po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

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