Anjou: a stolen vehicle targeted by arson

Anjou: stolen vehicle targeted by arson


A sport utility vehicle (SUV) was targeted Friday evening by an arson fire in the borough of Anjou, in Montreal. 

Montreal police were alerted around 10 p.m. by 911 calls about the burning vehicle parked on Villars Avenue, near Bois de Coulonge Avenue.

When officers arrived on the scene, firefighters had already brought the blaze under control.

An incendiary object was found at the scene, said spokesperson for the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), Caroline Chèvrefils, stating that the damage to the automobile was minor. It would be a stolen vehicle.

The vehicle was towed for the needs of an expertise, added the agent Chèvrefils.

The investigation has been transferred to the SPVM arson squad.

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