Molotov cocktail thrown at business
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 nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.
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.