Suspicious SUV fire under investigation in Cape Girardeau

Suspicious SUV fire under investigation in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A suspicious vehicle fire is under investigation.

According to Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Travis Hollis, police were called out to suspicious activity in the 1600 block of David Street around 5:24 a.m. on Friday, July 10.

He said it was reported several juveniles were seen in the area. Minutes later, he said the fire department was dispatched to a vehicle fire along David Street. Chief Hollis said there was substantial damage to the SUV.

According to Sgt. Joey Hann with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, officers responded to the 2800 block of Lynwood for a report of suspicious juveniles in the area. They found a vehicle with smoke coming from the interior in the 1600 block of David Street.

Sgt. Hann said a security camera in the area provided images of three suspects, who appeared to be juveniles, trying to get into the vehicle and igniting paperwork inside.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department is investigating the fire. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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