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Hocking house fire and crash believed to be linked

Two incidents that took place in Hocking on Monday 27th July are being investigated by police and are believed to be linked.

A white Toyota Hilux rolled over on East Road at around 5.30pm, the male driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, then fled the scene on foot. Police are urging a particular member of the public to come forward, as they had attempted to chase down the driver.

Police were later called to a house fire on Welstead Way, also in Hocking at around 7.10pm. The fire is being treated as suspicious and the offender(s) are believed to have stolen, a grey coloured 2017 Grand Jeep Cherokee, WA registration 1GLL323, from the property.

The occupants were not home at the time of the fire, and a bedroom was badly damaged, to an estimate of $100,000.

Anyone with information, dash-cam or CCTV footage in regards to either of the incidents, are urged to come forward and Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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Gemma Dwyer

Gemma Dwyer

Gemma Dwyer is the courts and crime correspondent for The WA Daily.

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