Detectives investigating a fire at a tattoo parlour in Sydney’s west last year have released CCTV footage as they reappeal for information about the incident.
[Police have released security video of men hurling Molotov cocktails at windows and a man setting a crash car alight in two attacks on a western Sydney tattoo parlour.]
About 4am on Tuesday 9 June 2015, police and emergency services were called to a shopping complex on Rooty Hill Road, Rooty Hill, following reports of a building fire. On arrival, officers from Mt Druitt Local Area Command discovered a Holden Commodore had been driven through the front of a tattoo parlour and set alight.
Fire fighters from Fire & Rescue NSW extinguished the fire and confirmed no one was in the vehicle or the building.
A crime scene examination uncovered a number of bullet holes in the front roller shutter and spent cartridges on the roadway.
Strike Force Proserpine was established by detectives from State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad to investigate the incident. Initial investigations revealed two men had thrown Molotov cocktails at the same tattoo parlour about 4.30am on Sunday 7 June 2015.
Investigators believe the incidents are linked; however, the tattoo parlour had recently been taken over by a new owner, indicating it may have been mistakenly targeted.
Detectives have released CCTV footage of both incidents as they appeal for witnesses or anyone who may information that might assist with their inquiries.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. NSW Police reminds people they should not report crime information via the department’s Facebook and Twitter pages.