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Suspects sought after truck torched

Westlock RCMP say a witness saw two people fleeing the scene of burning pickup
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This pickup truck on 107th Street in Westlock was torched overnight Jan. 19. Police are now looking for the suspects as a witness reported seeing two people flee the scene of the early-morning blaze.

WESTLOCK – Westlock RCMP are looking for at least two people who a witness saw flee the scene of a burning pickup truck in the early-morning hours of Jan. 19.

Westlock RCMP Cpl. Riley Sutherland said that at around 3:40 a.m., Thursday, they received an emergency call that a Chevrolet pickup truck parked at a home on 107th Street, just west 104th Avenue, was “fully engulfed” in flames. Town of Westlock firefighters were called and doused the blaze and there were no reported injuries or any other damage to nearby homes, but the truck was a total write-off.

“Someone definitely set fire to the vehicle. The fire was active when we got the phone call and one witness said that they saw two people running from the scene, but we don’t have any real descriptions,” said Sutherland just hours after the incident. “So, we’re actively looking for the suspects or people who can provide any further information as the investigation is ongoing.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Westlock RCMP at 780-349-4492 ext. 2, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. 

George Blais, TownandCountryToday.com



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