NSW Arson Unit Seeks Info on Suspicious Coolac Service Station Fire
By Sourced Externally
November 27, 2023
Arson Unit detectives are appealing for information into a suspicious fire which destroyed a service station near Gundagai in September this year.
About 10pm on Tuesday 5 September 2023, emergency services were called to a service station on Coolac Road in Coolac, just off the Hume Highway in the state’s south.
Fire & Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze, which caused extensive damage to the property. There were no reports of injuries.
Officers attached to Riverina Police District established a crime scene and commenced inquiries before State Crime Command’s Financial Crimes Squad Arson Unit took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Dosed.
Initial inquiries by strike force detectives suggest the fire was deliberately lit, and as part of ongoing inquiries investigators carried out further examination of the scene last week.
As inquiries continue, police are appealing to speak with anyone who may have information about the incident, including a man who was seen walking into the service station minutes before the fire begun.
It’s believed the man was travelling in a white Toyota Prado.
Detectives are also appealing to speak to any truck drivers that may have been staying the night at the service station.
Investigations under Strike Force Dosed continue.
Anyone with information that may assist investigators 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.