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Police look for driver of stolen burnt-out vehicle that sparked Pierce’s Creek bushfire

By Lachlan Roberts 6 November 2018 1

The fire at Pierce’s Creek remains contained at 204 hectares, 7km away from the nearest suburb. Photo: George Tsotsos.

Police are looking for the driver of the stolen burnt-out vehicle that sparked the Pierce’s Creek bushfire as the mop-up following Friday’s scare continues.

An ACT Policing spokesperson confirmed detectives, along with AFP Forensics and Rural Fire Service, are investigating the circumstances of the Pierce’s Creek fire and believe the fire may have been started by a burnt-out stolen motor vehicle in the Pierce’s Creek area.

Police believe the fire was started by a blue Toyota Hilux Workmate with NSW registration, which failed to stop when police attempted to pull it over two hours prior to the fire starting on Thursday afternoon (1 November).

The bushfire at Pierce’s Creek remains contained at 204 hectares, 7km away from the nearest suburb as ground crews from ACT Rural Fire Service patroled and monitored the fire ground for hotspots overnight. ESA said crews will continue firefighting operations and rehabilitation throughout the week.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed or may have dash-cam footage of the blue Toyota Hilux Workmate with NSW registration to contact police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6325754. Information can be provided anonymously.


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Nylex 10:23 am 09 Nov 18

So police saw a stolen vehicle and asked it to stop but the crims declined to stop so the police went off and did something else instead of going after them?
In other news, the same people who object to police actually catching crims and object to the courts actually locking them up are all up in arms about the steady rate of criminals loose in the community and murdering their female partners.

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