Witnesses sought following suspicious vehicle fires

Investigators with the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking witnesses following multiple suspicious vehicle fires in the City of Markham.

On September 28 shortly before 4 a.m., York Regional Police were called to Cedar Avenue, which is in the area of Yonge Street and Langstaff Road, for a report of multiple vehicles on fire. When officers arrived they found multiple vehicles on fire at different businesses on Cedar Avenue. Residents in nearby houses were evacuated. There were no injuries reported.

The investigation has revealed that there were 11 vehicles that were on fire. Investigators believe that the fires were intentionally set. Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity on Cedar Avenue, or if you happened to be driving in the area with a dashcam, please come forward.

York Regional Police is asking residents and business owners in our community to partner with YRP in community safety by signing up for the new Security Camera Registry. The Security Camera Registry gives members of the community the option to let York Regional Police know they have installed residential or commercial security cameras, which may assist police if a crime later occurs in that area.

With just a couple of clicks, you can make your neighbourhood a safer place. Participants can visit yrp.ca/RegisterMyCam and complete the brief online registration form to add their cameras to the registry. Upon completing the form, participants will also be asked to verify their email address in order to complete the registration.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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