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A car burnt out by arsonists in Ballina. (supplied)
A car burnt out by arsonists in Ballina. (supplied)

Ballina detectives are searching for whoever was responsible for a series of arson attacks in Ballina throughout December.

Cars, boats and property left on the street have been targeted with an 83-year-old man becoming victim to one of these attacks.

This elderly man lost his car and boat when unknown persons set them on fire in Boat Harbour, West Ballina, resulting in over $20,000 worth of damage.

Police are asking the community to keep an eye out for anyone acting suspiciously at night and if you fear these people are out to cause a disturbance, please contact Ballina Police on 6681-8699.

Police are requesting anyone who may know the identity of the arsonists, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800-333-000.

‘With your help, we hope to put an end to these senseless acts before more damage is done, or someone is seriously injured,’ police said in a statement.


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