Police investigating car fire

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St. Albert RCMP are asking residents for any information they might have about a car that was torched last week.

Around 2:30 a.m. on July 23, a white 2013 Mazda 3 was set on fire at the corner of Kingswood Blvd. and Kenilworth Cres. Neighbours in the area heard a “pop” and saw flames, which prompted them to called the St. Albert Fire Department.

The fire was extinguished and the vehicle sustained considerable damage, estimated at $20,000.

“We tend to see more break-ins to vehicles and damage to vehicles on city streets in the summer time because more people are out and about, roaming the streets later at night,” said Const. M-J Burroughs.

RCMP want to remind residents that vehicle break-ins are often crimes of opportunity. Lock up your vehicle and keep valuables out of sight.

St. Albert RCMP is looking for your help to identify the individual(s) involved in this Arson. If you have any information about this or any crime, call the St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you qualify for a cash award up to $2,000. We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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