Police Release Footage of 4 Men Related to Suspicious Sydney School Fire

June 28, 2018 Updated: June 28, 2018    

Police have released CCTV footage of four men, believed to be connected to an arson of a school building in Western Sydney on June 19.

In the footage, four men can be seen loitering around the Parramatta school just after 2 a.m., according to a police statement released on June 28. The four men have been identified as persons of interest.

A few hours later, at about 4:45 a.m., the school building was well alight when emergency services arrived.

New South Wales (NSW) police have confirmed that nobody was inside the building at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.

Police wish to speak to these four men who were seen loitering around the Western Sydney school a few hours before the fire. (Screenshot/NSW Police Force)

The building was significantly damaged and repair costs are estimated to be more than $10 million.

Initial inquiries indicate that the fire may have been deliberately lit, according to Parramatta Police Area Command Officers.

“We want to apprehend [the offenders] before they do something stupid again and actually injure a member of the public,” Detective Superintendent Linda Howlett said.

Anyone who recognises the people, or has information about the fire, is urged to contact investigators.

In a previously released video, police had shown three girls who were initially believed to be connected to the school fire. They were later cautioned for trespassing, according to police.

Police are urging anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Zingara investigators to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ 

 

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