Police seek witness in suspicious vehicle fire in Beacon Hill Park

Police seek witness in suspicious vehicle fire in Beacon Hill Park
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Local police and fire departments responded to a fire ion Beacon Hill Park on March 28, 2020

Victoria police are looking for a man believed to be a witness to a suspicious vehicle fire in Beacon Hill Park on the weekend.

At approximately 11 pm on Saturday night, Victoria Police and the Victoria Fire Department were called to the scene of a silver pickup truck ablaze near the petting zoo in Beacon Hill Park.

The 2018 GMC Sierra had significant damage inside of the cab, and police say the circumstances of the fire are suspicious. The incident is under investigation as an arson.

An unknown man was in the area at the time of the incident, and police are hoping to speak with him.

He is described as :

  • 40 to 50-years-old
  • Caucasian
  • 5’10”
  • stubbly facial hair
  • wearing a grey wool jacket, with long sleeves that covered his hands.
  • carrying garbage bags

Investigators are asking anyone who may have been in the area of Beacon Hill Park at or before 11 p.m. on Saturday to reach out to police.

If you have information about this incident, police are asking you to call the non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654.

To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Rebecca LawrenceRebecca Lawrence

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