Surveillance video of arson suspects released by Richmond Mounties
Richmond RCMP have released surveillance video from a suspicious fire that took place on March 30, 2019. (RCMP handout)
VANCOUVER -- Mounties in Richmond have released surveillance video of suspects wanted in connection with a suspicious fire in hopes someone will recognize them.
The fire took place on March 30 around 6:30 a.m. at a business complex on Capstan Way near No. 3 Road.
Richmond RCMP said after a joint investigation between police and Richmond Fire Rescue, they found evidence which suggests the fire appeared to be suspicious and set deliberately.
"This was a brazen act that could have serious consequences and endangered lives because it was committed shortly before some employees arrive for work, not to mention the financial losses suffered by these businesses," said Const. Kenneth Lau in a statement.
Lau said they obtained video of the suspects through the course of their investigation. It shows the suspects arriving at the scene in a late model Mercedes SUV, likely a G-series vehicle. Mounties are asking anyone with information about the suspects or the fire to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. J. Simpson with Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477.)