Trucks burned in alleged arson attack in Villeray – Saint-Michel – Parc-Extension – Montreal | The Canadian News

Three trucks were set on fire in an apparent arson at Meteor Towing on Saint-Michel Boulevard near Champdoré Street in Montreal’s Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension neighborhood.

At around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Meteor Towing workers reported seeing three suspects in the rear parking lot with flares and accelerators, setting trucks on fire, according to police. One of the damaged trucks, valued at about $ 200,000, was completely destroyed, says Serge Landry, owner of Meteor Towing.

At least three suspects were caught by a security camera. No injuries were reported and police have not identified any of the suspects.

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In the past five years, five other trucks on the same lot have been set on fire, according to Landry.

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Meteor Towing, a family business, is one of five towing companies with contracts with the City of Montreal and has an exclusive contract with Montreal police, Laundry says, leading him to believe the attacks may be an act of bullying related to organized organizations. crime.

The fire brigade has been called in to investigate.

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