Caught on Camera: Police release image of tow truck arson suspect

Toronto, Ontario — March 9, 2020 — Police in the Durham Region are asking members of the public for help to identify a suspect believed to have been involved in an arson attack on a tow truck.

On Saturday, officers found a burning tow truck on Elizabeth Street, near Betts Road. Firefighters were able to put out the flames.

Police were able to grab a still image from security cameras showing a man believed to have been involved in the crime.

It is not known if the suspect is wanted in a series of other arson incidents targetting other tow truck drivers.

Three other tow trucks were reportedly set aflame in the Greater Golden Horseshoe this weekend, one in Aurora, and two in Richmond Hill.

The rash of tow truck attacks has been going on since late last year.

On December 21, three tow trucks were set ablaze in Hamilton, with the crimes all reported to Hamilton Police in the same one-hour period.

Then, on December 23, the towing community woke up to news that five tow trucks had been torched in North York, and two more in Richmond Hill.

Police services can be reached at 4-888-579-1520, extension 2530. Tips can be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477.

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