The Comox Valley RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle of interest, which was in the area of a suspicious fire July 19 in Courtenay.
Investigators have located a photo of a green, late model four-door Saab 900. The vehicle was in the area of the 2200 block of Cliffe Avenue, around the time of the fire at Trailside Coffee Hut. The vehicle’s occupant(s) may be able to assist the Comox Valley RCMP with their investigation.
Police received a report of a fire shortly after midnight. When they arrived on the scene, the Courtenay Fire Department was already attending to an outside wall of the building, which was engulfed in flames.
The fire caused heavy damage to the exterior wall. No one was in the building at the time of the fire.
Police are treating this incident as suspicious. The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the Courtenay Fire Department.
If you recognize this vehicle, please contact Const. Lauriault at the Comox Valley RCMP , 250-338-1321 and cite file number 2016-8703.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Comox Valley Crimestoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or you can submit your tip online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca