Halifax Regional Police is investigating a vehicle fire that occurred Friday morning in Halifax.
On Friday October 21 at 3:43 a.m., officers responded to the area of North Street prior to the Angus L. MacDonald Bridge for a report of a car that hit the median and a temporary work sign. The car is described as a grey Mazda 5 and was last seen heading north on Gottingen Street with front end damage. Officers patrolled the area but were unable locate the vehicle.
At 6:18 a.m., officers responded to assist Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency with a vehicle fire in a parking lot in the 3000 block of Barrington Street. Police noted that there was significant damage to the front end of the car, which was a grey Mazda 5. It is believed that this is the same vehicle involved in the earlier reported crash and it was later determined that this car is a rental vehicle. Video was obtained from the area which showed a car enter the parking lot at 3:47 a.m. and a fire later started in the car. No one could be seen in the video or leaving the area. Patrol and a K9 member searched the area but no suspects could be found.
The file is under investigation, including liaising with the car rental company. Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents to call 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
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