Firebugs in Higgins and Hawker


ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two separate fires which occurred in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday, June 15).

About 12.20am yesterday, police were called to the Hawker Gardens apartments on Murranji Street, Hawker, to a report of wheelie bins on fire. ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fires.

An hour later, about 1.20am, a resident in Hodges Street, Higgins, awoke to find his car on fire.

ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire.

A silver Mercedes Benz was parked in the driveway of the home and sustained extensive fire damage, along with the garage and two windows on the side of the house.

Another car belonging to the resident was also damaged by the unknown offender/s after they pushed it into a light pole.

A silver sedan was observed in the area of Higgins at the time of the fire.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the above fires or any person who saw a silver sedan in the Belconnen area looking suspicious over the weekend to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via Information can be provided anonymously.

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