Ballarat tobacco store targeted in yet another early morning attack

February 28, 2024 7:20 am in by
Photo: Radio Ballarat

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a Ballarat tobacco store this morning.

Emergency services were called to the Sturt Street business at around 3:35am.

A man was inside the building at the time but was not injured.

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Police investigators are treating the fire as a targeted attack and will look at any possible links to recent fires.

This morning’s blaze comes less than two weeks after a Bakery Hill tobacco store was completely destroyed by fire and another in Ballarat Central was unsuccessfully ram-raided.

If you have any information about the incident, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.