Trendy Sydney’s barber shop ‘Fadez’ goes up in flames as police hunt for two mysterious men after arson
- Fadez barbershop, in Burwood, went up in flames around 1.25pm on Tuesday
- A car entered the store, a man came in and drove away when the store was on fire
- At the same time, a second vehicle on the run was also scored on George St
- Police have started a search for two suspected mystery men
- The NSW police are calling on witnesses or someone with visual material to come forward
A barber shop in the interior of Sydney has been destroyed by flames as police hunt for two mysterious men who are believed to have orchestrated the arson.
A car drove into the glass front doors of Fadez Hair Studio, in Burwood, early in the morning on Tuesday morning before a man jumped out of the vehicle and ran inside.
He returned to the car and drove away when the store was overrun with flames.
A second vehicle was also seen on the run.
Fadez Hair Studio (photo) in Burwood was completely destroyed by flames in the early hours of the day on Tuesday morning
Emergency services were called to George Street at around 1.25 am for reports of a building fire. More than 20 firefighters fought for over an hour to put out the fire, but the store was completely destroyed.
Police insist that anyone who witnessed the incident or have camera or dashcam footage report.
Superintendent Paul Devaney said it was a “clearly targeted attack” and called on those in the area to contact the police at the time.
“I know there were people around at the time,” he said Tuesday.
Fire and Rescue NSW inspector Graeme Moore said firefighters had used acceleration detection dogs on site.
The fire quickly enveloped the building, ripped through the roof to an office above, causing an estimated $ 500,000 in damage.
“The crews finally surrendered the scene (to the police) around 4 a.m. because they had to enter the building and put out the fire in places,” said Moore.
Neighboring shopkeepers said the barber shop was sold “two or three months ago.”
Several fire crews (photo) have been on fire for over an hour, but the store could not be saved
Arun Theagesan, who has an accounting firm on the top floor, told me Newscorp he believes the attack must have been deliberate, as “it is not a place to go accidentally.”
Mr. Theagesan said that the new owner, whom he sees every day, “seems like a good guy.”
Agents stayed on site until noon to gather evidence.
The vehicles are described as silver or gray sedans. One vehicle headed west on George Street, then entered Park Road and the second headed east.
George Street between Elsie Street and John Street is closed because the investigation is continuing.