Two sought by police after cars blitzed

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POLICE are hunting two men who deliberately set fire to a car in a Glenrothes garage.

The blaze spread to destroy a further two vehicles.

A joint investigation by officers and the Fire Service was carried out in the wake of the blaze at Tay Court last Monday.

Detective Constable Stevie Stewart from Glenrothes CID, who is leading the investigation, said: “Witnesses reported a disturbance shortly before the fire was discovered.

“The garage was broken into and it appears that those responsible may have deliberately set fire to the car. “The fire quickly spread to the adjoining garages and three vehicles were destroyed as a consequence of their actions.

“Local residents have come forward with a description of two people seen near to the garages at the time of the fire.

“The first man had distinctive dark hair and was carrying a vacuum cleaner which may have been stolen from the garage.

“The second man is six foot tall, with short dark hair and wearing a black baseball cap and dark clothing and was carrying a petrol canister.

“He is believed to be filming the fire on a mobile telephone and we are keen to speak to anyone who can help us solve this crime.

“It is only down to the prompt action of the Fire Service that the fire was brought under control as it could have easily spread to nearby houses.

“It was an utterly reckless act and I am confident those responsible will have discussed it with friends or family.

“Anyone who has any information about those responsible, or who may have been shown footage from social networking sites is urged to telephone 0845 600 5702.