Sebastopol man arrested after tobacco store arson attack

June 7, 2024 9:20 am in by
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A 32-year-old Sebastopol man has been arrested following an arson attack at a Mildura tobacco store.

Emergency services were called early Tuesday morning after reports a vehicle had rammed the front window of the business.

The people inside the vehicle allegedly poured accelerant inside the building and set the store alight, then fled the scene.

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No-one was inside the building at the time of the attack, with the store sustaining serious damages.

Detectives from the Arson and Explosive Squad arrested the man and a 23-year-old Flemington woman yesterday, and they will now be interviewed by police over a number of criminal offences.

Police urge anyone with information on criminal activity linked to illicit tobacco to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.