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Civic Pathfinder BBQ

By johnboy - 4 April 2012 6

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a white Nissan Pathfinder was deliberately set alight in a Civic car park last night (April 3).

About 7.20pm, police were alerted to a vehicle that was on fire in the car park between Knowles Place and Vernon Circle, Civic.

ACT Policing General Duties officers attended the location and managed to control the fire before the arrival of ACT Fire and Rescue.

Acting Superintendent of North District, Peter Davis said that this incident is concerning due to the brazenness and location of the arson.

“Given the fact that this arson took place in a public car park, where people are often coming and going, either on foot or driving their cars, we believe that someone may have seen the offender or someone acting suspiciously in the area.

“It is concerning that someone would deliberate set fire to a vehicle in such a public place. Obviously the person who started the fire didn’t think of the dangers to the community and the possible ramifications and outcomes of their actions,” Acting Superintendent Davis said.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw someone acting suspiciously or anyone with other information which may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

[Photograph courtesy of legal_chick86]

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6 Responses to
Civic Pathfinder BBQ
dvaey 6:21 pm 05 Apr 12

Watson said :

They should give awards to the guys who have the morals and common sense to torch cars on the oval or other low-traffic places!

They already get a slap on the wrist and a useful 2 minute lecture from a judge on how to stay out of trouble.. what more awards should they get?

Watson 3:52 pm 05 Apr 12

They should give awards to the guys who have the morals and common sense to torch cars on the oval or other low-traffic places!

Duffbowl 2:34 pm 05 Apr 12

“Obviously the person who started the fire didn’t think of the dangers to the community and the possible ramifications and outcomes of their actions,” Acting Superintendent Davis said.

Why is this obvious? They may have considered all these facts, and decided the action was still warranted. Certainly, the opposite is true and they may have put no thought into anything other than the act itself.

If the perpetrator followed the model prevalent among Berlin anarchists, they were long gone before the fire took hold, and any physical evidence was destroyed by the flames.

Still, given that it occurred next to a ticket machine, it’s pretty bold/stupid of the firestarter.

johnboy 2:13 pm 05 Apr 12

indeed

legal_chick86 2:12 pm 05 Apr 12

Photograph courtesy of legal_chick86

legal_chick86 1:46 pm 04 Apr 12

Well that answered my question about what the hell was all over the carpark ground this morning!

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