Witnesses sought following suspicious vehicle fire

Investigators with the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking witnesses following a suspicious vehicle fire in Stouffville.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at approximately 11:45 p.m., officers were called to a mechanic’s shop on Sandiford Drive in Stouffville for a report of a fire.

When officers arrived, they found a sports utility vehicle (SUV) fully engulfed in flames. They also discovered that three tow trucks and an Audi had broken windows and the interiors of all four vehicles had been doused with lighter fluid. Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire and Emergency Services quickly put out the fire before it spread from the SUV to the other vehicles. Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area, or anyone with video surveillance that captured any suspicious activity, to come forward.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS.

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