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Two arrested following Mildura tobacco store arson

June 7, 2024 6:56 am in by

Detectives from the Arson and Explosives Squad have yesterday arrested two people following a number of incidents including a ramming and an arson attack at a tobacco store in Mildura on Tuesday.

A 32-year-old Sebastopol man and a 23-year-old Flemington woman were arrested yesterday morning and will now be interviewed by police for a number of criminal offences including arson, aggravated burglary, theft of motor vehicle and deceptions.

Yetsrday’s activity follows an incident where emergency services were called to reports a vehicle had rammed the front window of a Lime Avenue business about 3.25am on Tuesday, 4 June.

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The occupants of the vehicle then poured an accelerant into the building and set the premises alight, before fleeing the scene in a waiting vehicle.

Nobody was inside the premises at the time but the building sustained significant damage.

Anyone with information on criminal activity linked to illicit tobacco is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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