• Montreal police are looking to gather information about two suspects that were caught on video setting fire to a restaurant in Ville-Marie.
  • The video shows the two men approach the building, pour accelerant, light a fire and then... casually walk away.
  • Take a look below.

The Montreal police are seeking information on two arsonists who were caught on video setting fire to a restaurant in Ville-Marie before casually strolling away.

The video, which you can watch below, shows the two suspects walk up to the building and very casually start to pour accelerant on the building before lighting a fire.

The incident happened this past spring, on April 1, 2019 around 2:15 a.m., in what surely felt like the worst April Fool's joke the restaurant owners have ever seen.

The SPVM is hoping that this video allows them to gather some information about the men from people who may recognize one or both of them, which could then potentially lead to an arrest.

There is still very little information about the incident in question, as police are still working to identify the suspects. Even the restaurant in question cannot be disclosed, as the victims have requested to remain anonymous at this time. 

What we do know is what is visible in the video, where the two men seemed set on living out the Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions music video.

In the video below you can see the two suspects walk up to the building and begin to pour the accelerant on the front of the restaurant, along the ground of the entrance.

The shorter suspect disappears from view as the flames grow until they both then walk away from the scene of the crime.

It seems the video has been edited slightly to keep it short, but it does offer a pretty good view of the taller suspect.


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The SPVM also tweeted the video out on the Twitter page, where one person responded that the way the men walked was telling and a good characteristic to consider when thinking about the suspects.

The SPVM, in fact, mentions the walk of the shorter suspect in their Wanted Report, indicating that he walks with a limp.

They also describe the shorter suspect as of "medium height an athletic stature." He's seen in the video in a dark hoodie and black sneakers.

The taller of the two suspects can be more clearly seen in the video. He seems to have some facial hair and is wearing a light hooded jacket with a black zipper and light coloured shoes.

If you recognized either of the men in the video shared by the SPVM you are encouraged to reach out and share any information at all, as even the slightest details could help in investigations.

You can do so anonymously by calling Info-Crime Montreal at 514-393-1133 or even directly at 911.

You can also go to your local police station or simply submit any information you may have anonymously and confidentially via infocrimemontreal.ca.

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