A dual-cab ute was reversed at speed into a home on a quiet suburban street, before it exploded into flames, in what police believe was a targeted attack.
A couple and their nine-day-old baby were asleep just metres away, in the front bedroom of their home in Aveley, in Perth’s north, Seven News reported.
Security footage taken from across the road shows the driver of the ute sprint away from the scene on Tuesday morning, before jumping into a waiting sedan.
As flames engulf the ute, the sedan is seen speeding off into the night.
A ute crashed into a garage in the north of Perth about 3.30am on Tuesday in what police believe was a targeted attack
CCTV taken from across the road on Hessian Street in Aveley shows the ute reversed at speed into the garage
It also shows a person sprinting away after the attack, into a waiting sedan which speeds off into the night
The home owner, his partner and their neighbours worked together to try and put the fire out using a garden hose while they waited for emergency services.
The arson squad were called in to investigate the crash, and they believe the fire was deliberately lit.
The owner of the home, who fled with his wife and infant child, said he had no idea why his house would be targeted.
Damage to a parked car and the home’s garage is estimated to be worth $80,000.
Officers are interested in hearing from anybody who can identify the people inside the car that left the scene.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Just metres away, a couple and their nine-day-old baby (pictured) were asleep in the front bedroom
Police believe the ute was deliberately set on fire as part of the targeted attack
Neighbours worked together to help the young family put out the flames before emergency services (pictured) arrived
The home owner says he has no idea why he would be a target for such a cruel attack