Cars Torched At Dealership

Richmond Police are investigating after five cars at a Richmond auto dealership caught fire just before two Thursday morning. Now, they believe people stealing gasoline may have stated the fires.

Valentine Honda on the Martin Bypass lost at least seven cars in the fire. It caused nearly a quarter of a million dollars in damages.

The owner, Matthew Valentine, says he is not sure who would have done such a thing.

"I just got the call. They said we had some cars on fire. You never really believed that sort of thing. Hopefully, they were exaggerating. I came down here and indeed, they were on fire," Valentine said.

Officers found the gas tanks open on several Honda Pilot SUVs that were lost in the flames.

Valentine says police provide a good presence in the area.

There is no word on any suspects in the case and police are asking for the public's help.


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