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Police investigating vehicle fire – Dartmouth

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Investigators with the General Investiga­tion Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Divisi­on are investigating a vehicle fire that occurred last night in Dartmouth.

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At 10:13 p.m., offic­ers responded to a report of vehicle fire in the 200 block of Wyse Road where Ha­lifax Fire and Emerg­ency were already on scene and had extin­guished the fire. Po­lice were informed that an older white man had been observed across the street from the fire crouched behind another veh­icle and appeared to be watching the fir­e.

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The man had left the area prior to po­lice arrival and was not located. An inc­endiary device was also located next to the burnt vehicle. The vehicle has not been reported stolen and police are trying to reach the owner.

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The investigation in­to this matter is co­ntinuing. Anyone with information about this incident is ask­ed to contact police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime St­oppers by calling to­ll-free 1-800-222-TI­PS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns­.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your messa­ge to 274637.

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Source: Media Release

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