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Security images released of suspects wanted in Scarborough collision centre fire

Security image of a suspect in an arson investigation after fire broke out at a Scarborough collision centre on March 4, 2020. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Toronto police have released security images of two suspects believed to have set fire to a collision reporting centre in Scarborough last week.

Emergency crews were called to the scene in the Lawrence Avenue East and Howden Road area, just west of Birchmount Road, around 1 a.m. March 4.

According to police, the two suspects were driven to the scene in a white or light-coloured, four-door hatchback.

The two suspects then smashed open the two glass front doors, dumped gasoline on the carpet inside the building and lit it on fire.

The first male is described as tall, with a slim build, wearing a grey ‘Roots’ hooded sweatshirt, a black mask, white gloves, blue jeans, and black shoes with white soles.

The second male is described as wearing a dark hoodie, a jacket, dark track pants with white lines on the legs, and white gloves.

Security images provided by police show one of the suspects carrying, what appears to be, a red gas can.

Police are asking anyone who has information on the case to contact investigators.

On the morning of the collision centre fire, police also responded to a second incident at a collision centre on Toryork Drive, in the Jane Street and Weston Road area.

Officials said the building’s window was also smashed and gasoline was also poured onto the floor but no fire was ignited.

Police are investigating this incident as vandalism. There has been no word if the two cases are connected.

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