Mistaken Identity

After having found the remains of a petrol container within a fire scene (office), there was seemingly no motive established for this incendiary fire. The unfortunate business owners were confused about why the incendiary fire had occurred.

It was not until several weeks later that a second business (with a similar trading name as the first) located less than 200 metres away was also set alight. The second incident was captured on CCTV, and it was quickly established that the second business had links to organised crime.

This time, the arsonists (multiple persons) set fire to a stolen vehicle and used a large rock to hold down the accelerator pedal before directing the vehicle toward the front of the second business. Unfortunately, the burning vehicle turned slightly to the right and instead of hitting the target, the vehicle impacted the front of a neighbouring business.

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