A charred vehicle in Montreal almost every week

At least 24 vehicles have been the target of suspicious fires in the greater Montreal area since the beginning of the year, most recently a Tesla and a Mercedes in Dollard-des-Ormeaux yesterday.

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Just before 2am, firefighters were called to Malard Street in the west of the island to burn two luxury cars parked in the private entrance of an opulent home.

At first they believed that the Tesla battery had overheated. However, when analyzing the debris, authorities discovered an incendiary object.

The testimony of a neighbor also confirmed that someone had intentionally set fire to the electric car and the inferno had spread to the other vehicle, a Mercedes.

Therefore, a criminal investigation was launched by the Montreal police to understand what happened.

They will try to find surveillance camera images to identify at least one suspect.

hit by The newspaper Yesterday the owner of the site said he did not understand what had happened.

The engineer, who asked for his name to be kept secret, said he didn’t know who might have attacked his expensive cars and wanted to let investigators clear it up.

The seventy-year-old living alone has no criminal record.



Three cars parked under the makeshift shelter of a residential building in Pierrefonds were destroyed by a fire of suspicious origin at the end of March.



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Three cars parked under the makeshift shelter of a residential building in Pierrefonds were destroyed by a fire of suspicious origin at the end of March.

“It is certain that a vehicle fire is generally a message generated by retired investigator Jean-Claude Gauthier, but without relating to a specific case. The more expensive the vehicles, the more money you have. The more funds you have, the more reason there is to question whether those funds are illegal.



Three vehicles parked on the premises of a company in Saint-Laurent were damaged by a fire in early April.



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Three vehicles parked on the premises of a company in Saint-Laurent were damaged by a fire in early April.

This latest incident brings the number of vehicles set on fire in and around Montreal to 24 since the beginning of the year, according to a review by the protocol.

Not surprisingly, most crimes happen in the evenings and at night.



A tow truck parked in a car park on Boulevard Saint-Michel was destroyed by a fire in early April.



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A tow truck parked in a car park on Boulevard Saint-Michel was destroyed by a fire in early April.

The majority are cars, but there are also a few SUVs and a tow truck.

The north of the island is the most affected sector.

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