TWO people, acting suspiciously and loitering near a back alley in south Wonthaggi were chased from the area one night last week.
The area has been the scene of several deliberately lit fires in recent months, some of which have caused extensive damage to property.
Although the alleged incident was reported to the ‘Sentinel-Times’ by a local resident last week, it was not reported to the police.
In fact, there have been no major developments in the hunt for Wonthaggi’s serial arsonist(s), but police assure the search is just as intense.
As of today (Tuesday) it has been 12 days since a fire in Wonthaggi’s south was reported.
The last incident occurred on May 14 when it’s believed the offender(s) attempted to light a pile of leaves at the rear of a Stewart Street house.
Bass Coast Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU) Detective Senior Constable Liza Burrows confirmed there remains a heightened police presence in the area, which is set to continue for weeks.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Wonthaggi Police on 5671 4100 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.