Surrey Mounties are counting on video surveillance to help them catch whoever set four automobiles on fire next to a Newton warehouse early Tuesday morning.
Cpl. Bert Paquet said the Surrey RCMP and firefighters were alerted to the fires at about 2 a.m. Ten firefighters took care of two separate blazes, which engulfed the four vehicles, in an industrial park near 82nd Avenue and 124th Street.
A Toyota Corolla, Mercedes sedan, Dodge pickup truck and an SUV were destroyed.
Nobody was injured and no arrests have been made so far but Paquet noted that there are many video surveillance cameras in the vicinity. He said investigators are reviewing footage with the hope of catching the arsonist or arsonists in the act.
Meantime, Surrey RCMP Chief Supt. Bill Fordy told a Surrey Board of Trade luncheon on Tuesday that the courts consider video footage, taken from businesses' surveillance cameras, to be among the best evidence available to put criminals behind bars.
"It's very valuable," Fordy said.