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Feb 22, 2016 2:42 PM

Car torched in Belmont, police say arson related to domestic violence


BELMONT - Police are gathering an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly committed arson while setting a car on fire.

A resident of 38 Concord St. told police that his/her 2000 Toyota Corolla was on fire Tuesday morning after calling the fire department to come put it out.

Witnesses told police that they saw a passing car throw a lit gasoline- filled container out the window.

Later police located the suspected vehicle at a Tilton residence and it was damaged with fresh burn marks.

A 26-year-old man whose clothing showed signs of recent fire exposure is believed to be the culprit, after police gathered surveillance video showing the man filling up a container with gasoline from a local gas station.

Police say the incident appears to be related to domestic violence as the investigation continues.


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