CCTV footage of three people torching a business unit complex twice a week has emerged in what police believe are targeted incidents against a well-known influencer.
Queensland Police shared footage of three masked people burning down two businesses at Arundel Distribution Court on the Gold Coast in June.
The first suspicious fire took place at the family-owned tableware business The Bento Buzz around 3.30am on Saturday June 24.
Eye Candy Motorsports, owned by influencer Troy ‘Candy’ Williams, was targeted next around 3.30am on Wednesday June 28.
Mr Williams owns several businesses and is known online for his flashy freebies through the discounted subscription service, LMCT+.
Queensland Police have shared CCTV footage of three masked people setting fire to two businesses (pictured, the pair responsible for the Eye Candy Motorsports firebombing)
CCTV footage of the fires shows a person in a black mask jumping over a fence with a jerrycan and a large hammer.
They then walked across the lot to Unit 26, home of The Bento Buzz, and poured some accelerator inside before lighting a match and running.
The arsonists returned to the grounds four days later to target Mr Williams’ car wrapping business, Eye Candy Motorsports.
The video shows a pair of masked crooks, one wearing a high visibility uniform while the other wore black, marching towards Unit 16.
They then used a ladder to scale the side of the unit before drilling a hole in the roof and pouring an accelerator inside.
Footage shows a dramatic burst of fire exploding from the roof.
It is understood that six vehicles, including a Rolls Royce, were inside Eye Candy Motorsports at the time of the fire. One suffered minor damage.
Acting Detective Inspector Mark Proctor believes the incident was an “organized” and targeted attack.
One of the businesses was owned by Troy ‘Candy’ Williams (pictured with partner Anita Cassin)
A pair of masked crooks climbed onto the roof of Eye Candy Motorsports and set it on fire (above) at 3.30am on June 28
“We think the first fire was an accident, they got the wrong unit and we think we came back the second time better prepared,” he said.
“They created a lot more damage and we think the second unit is their target.
“The first attempt was quite amateurish, the second was quite organized – you can see in the footage the explosion it caused. It’s quite elaborate, it’s a lot.
“Normally when you’re talking about people targeting businesses, something gets thrown out the front window…It’s gone to great lengths to send a message or cause financial harm to the person.”
Det Insp Proctor added that Mr Williams did not know who would target him.
“Obviously it was some kind of salvage or some kind of financial harm. His business is ruined, it’s closed. It wasn’t insured,” he said.
“He (Troy Candy) was very cooperative with the police. He provided statements and he basically did everything we asked of him.
“But he is also in the dark.
The owner of The Bento Buzz, Peta, was also devastated by the fire in her shop.
Tableware company The Bento Buzz was targeted by a masked arsonist (above) around 3.30am on June 24
Peta, the owner of The Bento Buzz, said she couldn’t ‘stop crying’ after her business burned down (pictured, the fire at The Bento Buzz’s warehouse)
“My heart is broken and I can’t stop crying,” she told her 42,000 followers.
“I have no other words at this time, I have to understand this devastating turn of events.
‘Thank you for your support of our family business over the past eight years.
“It meant the world to me.”
Queensland Police have urged anyone with information about people seen in CCTV footage or the fires to contact Policelink on 131 444.