UPDATE: A 23 year old man from Gosnells has been charged with Steal Motor Vehicle and Stealing.
Arson Squad detectives are seeking the public’s assistance for information to assist with their investigation into a suspicious fire in Jandabup on Saturday 26 January 2019.
Around 1pm, Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called to reports of a fire in bushland in the vicinity of Hawkins and Wirrega Roads.
The fire burnt approximately 40 hectares of bushland and private property. The fire is being treated as suspicious.
A stolen motor vehicle was located burnt out in the area and detectives believe this is where the fire started from. The vehicle, a white 2013 Mitsubishi Pajero, registration 1EDZ275, was stolen from outside an address in Murdoch around 3.30pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019.
The same vehicle was seen around 10am on Friday 25 January 2019 where a burglary occurred on Lennard Street Dianella. A man was seen to leave the scene in a hurry in the vehicle as an audible alarm sounded.
Detectives would like to speak to anyone who saw the stolen vehicle between Wednesday 23 January and Saturday 26 January 2019. Police are interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen suspicious people, vehicles or activity in the Jandabup area around the time of the fire.
Police have released CCTV images of a man and woman who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.
If you have any information about the identity of this man or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 9137.