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VIDEO: Driver escapes tow truck set ablaze in York Region

Video surveillance shows two suspects wanted for arson that occurred early Thursday in plaza parking lot in Richmond Hill
York Regional Police are looking for suspects in connection with a tow truck arson in Richmond Hill.

A driver was able to escape a tow truck after it was set on fire early Thursday morning in a Richmond Hill plaza parking lot.

Officers responded to a report of a tow truck on fire at the plaza at Major Mackenzie Drive East and Leslie Street on March 7 at about 5 a.m.

The truck, which was engulfed in flames, was occupied, however, the driver was able to escape the vehicle without injury, York Regional Police said in a news release.

A truck parked next to it was also doused in a liquid but did not ignite. The fire quickly spread and caused damage to a nearby business, police said.

Richmond Hill Fire and Emergency Services extinguished the fire and no one was injured.

Video surveillance shows two suspects wearing dark clothing arriving in a blue, four-door sedan and then dousing the trucks with a liquid before lighting the fire.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity, or anyone with a video recording that captured any suspicious activity in the area, to come forward. Call at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online.