Cops frantically search for two people who set a police car alight as they fear one is suffering severe burns after the explosion set their clothes on fire
The moment two brazen arsonists set fire to a police car in a suburban car park has been captured on video, as cops offer $25,000 to anyone who can help find them.
The marked patrol car was parked in the driveway of a car dealership in Mandurah, 的南方 珀斯, on Friday when two people were seen on camera approaching the car on foot, just after 4.30am.
The pair then poured accelerant from a jerry can over the hood of the car before setting it alight with a blowtorch – with the flames exploding in a fireball and setting alight the shirt of one of the pair as they both flee.
The police car was ‘extensively’ damaged by the fire and is understood to have been written off as beyond repair.
The two arsonists can be seen walking to the police car holding a jerry can and then one light a blowtorch after pouring the liquid over the bonnet (图为)
Arson squad detectives also believe at least one of the offenders would be suffering severe burn injuries to their face and hands.
A manhunt is underway for the pair responsible and police are asking for the public’s help.
Detectives are urging anyone who might have phone or dashcam footage of the area on Anstruther Road near the intersection of Pinjarra Road between 4am and 5am to contact them.
Police added that rewards of up to $25,000 are available for information that leads to the conviction of an arsonist.
One of the pair has their shirt catch fire after the flames exploded in a fireball (图为)