Renewed appeal into 2015 suspicious fires in Toowoomba, QLD

Detectives have renewed their appeal for public assistance into two suspicious fires at the Garden City Mosque in 2015, Queensland Police say.

Investigators from the Toowoomba Criminal Investigation Branch believe the two fires, in January and April three years ago, are linked.

The first incident occurred on January 23 when an unknown person has broken into the Mosque on West Street and lit a fire in a plastic bin which caused damage to the floor of the building.

The second incident occurred on April 17 when a window was smashed and a fire was started inside the building, causing significant internal damage.

Police have recently received information which leads investigators to believe that the person of interest for these offences remains living in the Toowoomba area.

As the two fires are believed to be linked it is understood the person of interest is believed to be of similar description and acting alone.

Detectives have again released CCTV footage of a male wanted in connection to the arson on Friday January 23, 2015.

Police encourage members of the public to come forward with information as to the identity of this male.

There is also the possibility of a reward through the Arson Reward Scheme of up to $25,000 for providing information which leads to the conviction a person responsible for these offences.

Investigations are continuing.

CCTV vision from the incident can be downloaded from the link below:

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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