Friday, June 22, 2012

Police Ask for Tips on Arson

What was reported as a South Kansas City burglary soon turned into a case of arson. Now police are looking for tips as they investigate.

On June 14, the Kansas City Police Department at about 10:30 p.m. received a report of a burglary in the 11700 block of Belmont Ave., just south of Blue Ridge Blvd.

But when officers responded, they found the house on fire.

The Kansas City Fire Department responded and fought the flames, extinguishing the fire. They determined that no one was in the house during the fire.

KCFD investigators found that the fire was caused by arson, possibly in conjunction with the original reported burglary.

The police department's Bomb and Arson Unit is investigating, but had yet to release further information at press time.

Officers ask that anyone with information about the fire and possible burglary call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (474-8477).

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