Off-duty RCMP officer’s vehicles damaged by arson

Just before 1 a.m., members of Cumberland District RCMP were called to the scene of a suspicious car fire on Hwy. 366. Two vehicles that had been parked in a driveway of a home were damaged, and the victim, an off-duty RCMP officer, saw a small car speeding away in the direction of Pugwash. The RCMP officer was alerted by his dogs barking.

The interiors of the vehicles were damaged, and Tidnish Bridge Volunteer Fire Department arrived to extinguish the fire. Investigators believe something flammable was placed inside both vehicles. No one was hurt.

Cumberland District RCMP is investigating the matter and is asking anyone who has information about it to call them at 902 667-3859, or should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.


Source: Media Release

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