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Arsonists burn 4WDs in Calliope causing $85,000 in damage

Two cars have been set on fire at a Calliope residence.
Two cars have been set on fire at a Calliope residence. Brenda Strong

ARSONISTS caused more than $85,000 worth of damage after torching two vehicles in Calliope in an early morning attack on Monday.

Gladstone Fire and Rescue Service crews and police were called to a Katherine Rd address about 2.30am on Monday after receiving reports that two 4WDs were ablaze at the property.

Gladstone CIB head Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachey said investigations suggested that both 4WDs had been deliberately targeted by the brazen arsonist.

The culprit had set fire to the vehicles on the driveway of a block of units.

"Both vehicles were in the driveway area of the unit complex and both vehicles, from what fire investigators have stated, have been deliberately lit and an accelerant has been used," Det Snr Sgt Peachey said.

"We're looking at the same owner for both vehicles and those vehicles have a combined value of around $85,000."

The Gladstone detective said police were now following a number of leads, but also asked for public assistance in the investigation.

"What we are asking, is for anyone with information in regards to these arsons to come forward," Det Snr Sgt Peachey said.

"Also, anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously around that Katherine Rd area to also come forward. It may be minor. However, let us be the judge of that."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Policelink on 131 444.

Two vehicles have been set alight at a Calliope residence.
Two vehicles have been set alight at a Calliope residence. Brenda Strong

Topics:  arson, calliope, car fire, crime, gladstone police




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