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Stolen pickup goes up in flames

Torching of the truck was captured on surveillance camera
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Guelph police are investigating after a stolen pickup was located early Wednesday engulfed in flames.

Approximately 1:30 a.m. a 911 call was received from an employee of a business in the area of Massey Road and Elmira Road North, reporting a vehicle on fire in a neighbouring parking lot. Investigation revealed the grey GMC pickup had been reported stolen from another jurisdiction.

Surveillance video showed two pickups entering the property at 1:03 a.m. Two males with their faces covered can be seen pouring a suspected accelerant into the truck before lighting it. Both left in the second pickup which was last seen northbound on Massey Road.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Nicholas Doner at 519-824-1212, ext. 7230, email him at, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at