Police ask public to help solve suspicious mosque fires

POLICE are asking for help from the public as they investigate a fire which gutted the Garden City Mosque.

Toowoomba detectives continue to investigate the two arson attacks at the mosque that occurred in January and April this year.

Investigators believe that the two fires are linked and that one person was seen to leave the locations after each fire.

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

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

The fire caused significant damage to the Garden City Mosque.
The fire caused significant damage to the Garden City Mosque. Darren England

Police believe the two fires are linked, and that the person of interest is believed to be of similar description and acting alone.

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

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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.


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