Police investigate series of fires on Kororoit Creek Walking Trail

Brimbank Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a series of fire, Victoria Police says

which were deliberately lit along the Kororoit Creek Walking Trail in Sunshine over the past five months.

The five incidents under investigation are:

–fire at the rear of Killara Street, Sunshine West on 17th October at 6.40am

–fire at the southern end of Esmond Street, Ardeer on 28 October at 7.15pm

–fire at the western edge of the creek line adjacent to Anderson Road, Sunshine on 25 November at 7.20pm

–fire in the reserve adjacent to Pickergill Crescent, Sunshine West on 12 February at 5am

–fire lit to the west of Moira Street, Sunshine on 17 February at 2pm.

Witnesses have told police that they saw a man driving a red four- wheel drive leaving the scene of the Esmond Street fire.

He is perceived to be of Mediterranean appearance with a moustache and wearing a Holden t-shirt.

The man, who had a conversation with fire-fighters at the scene, also had three small white fluffy dogs with him. Detectives are keen to speak to this man as he may be able to assist with their enquiry.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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