Masked duo sought in pickup fire probe
Updated 2:32 pm, Monday, February 6, 2012
Police are investigating a possible link between two men seen running down Villa Avenue and a fire set in a pickup truck on Nichols Avenue shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday.
According to Sgt. Suzanne Lussier, police received a phone call from a witness that two men, both wearing gray ribbed ski masks, ran down the street and jumped into a black car before speeding off. No further descriptions were available.
About four minutes later, Lussier said the same witness called to report a pickup was burning on Nichols Avenue, a block west from where the masked men were seen.
The owner of the 2006 Ford F150 pickup was asleep at the time, but later told police he was not aware of any issues that may have motivated arsonists. The truck was taken by police for investigation.
Lussier said police check with law-enforcement authorities in area communities and found that a truck was burned last Thursday on Sampson Street in Bridgeport.
Fairfield police are also investigating a suspected arson attempt Friday at Fairfield Upholstery on the Post Road.