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Botched arson attempt may be gang-related: police

By Charlotte Harper - 27 July 2016 6

Arson attempt

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of two men dousing a building in Newcastle Street, Fyshwick with petrol and attempting to ignite it in an incident detectives believe to be Outlaw Motorcycle Gang-related.

Detectives are investigating the attempted arson of a business on the site last Thursday.

About 1am, the two male offenders, driving a light coloured Toyota Echo, were captured by CCTV in their unsuccessful arson attempt, with one offender almost setting himself alight.

One of the two was dressed in grey pants and a light grey long-sleeved hooded jumper with a black vest. The second was wearing dark coloured jeans and a dark coloured hooded jumper.

Police are calling on the public’s assistance in identifying the offenders.

If you saw any suspicious activity near Newcastle Street in Fyshwick on this night or have seen this vehicle, police urge you to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or you can report via Information can be provided anonymously.

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