CCTV released in reappeal after ute destroyed by fire at Lithgow

Police are reappealing for information after a vehicle was destroyed by a suspicious fire in the state’s Central West earlier this year.

Shortly after 3am on Tuesday 30 March 2021, emergency services responded to reports of a ute on fire outside a home on Coalbrook Street, Lithgow.

Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the fire.

Officers attached to the Chifley Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

Police will allege the remains of a Molotov cocktail were found at the scene.

Following inquiries, detectives wish to speak with two males who were seen to enter the backyard of the home before the fire began around 3.15am.

CCTV has now been released of a white sedan, travelling west on Geordie Street near the Visitor Information Centre. Detectives believe the occupants of the vehicle may be able to help with the investigation.

Police urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or have mobile phone or dashcam footage, to contact Chifley Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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