Montreal

Cars torched in front of Saint-Laurent home for the second time, police say

For the second time in two years, vehicles have been torched in front of a home in Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough.

Similar incident occurred in February 2018 at the same address

Firefighters were able to put the flames out quickly, but two cars were heavily damaged and the nearby home was affected as well. (Alain Béland/Radio-Canada)

For the second time in two years, vehicles have been torched in front of a home in Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough.

Two vehicles went up in flames on early Tuesday morning. Firefighters were able to quickly put the fires out, but they were heavily damaged.

Montreal police say they appear to have been deliberately set, and surveillance cameras captured images of two people leaving the scene at around 1:40 a.m.

Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant said nobody was injured in the incident, but a home near the burning cars was damaged. Arson investigators will be on the scene Tuesday.

On Feb. 22, 2018, two other vehicles parked in front of the same residence were set on fire under similar circumstances and at almost the same hour as Tuesday's incident.

At that time, the owner of the residence, a Montreal businessman who works in real estate, had told investigators that he had no known enemies and he did not understand why he was being targeted.

He will be met again by the investigators today, police say.

Not far from Alexis-Nihon Park, Stewart Square is about 450 metres in length and largely made up of single-family homes.

With files from Radio-Canada

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