Two men caught on CCTV setting fire to tow truck in Maida Vale over ‘tow truck turf war’

Brianna DuganThe West Australian
Arson squad detectives are investigating a string of fires across Perth overnight after two men were caught on camera setting fire to a parked tow truck.
Camera IconArson squad detectives are investigating a string of fires across Perth overnight after two men were caught on camera setting fire to a parked tow truck. Credit: 7NEWS/7NEWS

Two men have been caught on camera setting fire to a tow truck parked at a home in Maida Vale early this morning in what is believed to be a tow truck turf war.

Arson squad detectives are investigating three fires that occurred just after midnight in Balga, Cloverdale and Midvale — all of which are believed to be linked to attacks on a tow truck company.

At 2am the arsonists set fire to the ground near a tow truck parked at a residence on Walderton Avenue in Balga.

At Cloverdale at 2.10am, the firebugs set fire to a Toyota Corolla parked next to a tow truck at a house in Pendeen Street.

Arson squad detectives are investigating a string of fires across Perth overnight after two men were caught on camera setting fire to a parked tow truck.
Camera IconArson squad detectives are investigating a string of fires across Perth overnight after two men were caught on camera setting fire to a parked tow truck. Credit: 7NEWS/7NEWS

Just after 2.40am, the arsonists were caught on camera setting a tow truck ablaze outside a family home on Kalamunda Road in Maida Vale. It is believed young children were asleep inside the house at the time.

Dousing the truck in petrol and then setting it alight, the damage is estimated to be as much as $100,000.

The Maida Vada home was a target of another attack earlier this week, with the arsonists setting off fire bombs in front of the truck.

It comes after allegations the tow truck industry cripples others with its competitiveness, even after the government brought in new regulations late last year in an attempt to even the playing field.

Police are hunting those responsible and anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or by making a report online by clicking here.

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