Police: Molotov Cocktail Sparks Car Fire In South Jersey

CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – Police in South Jersey are investigating after they believe a car fire was started by a Molotov cocktail.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday near East Delaware Parkway in the Villas.

The fire destroyed the entire interior of a 2014 Hyundai Accent.

Investigators believe someone threw a Molotov cocktail into the vehicle.

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The owner of the vehicle told detectives they were awake, heard a noise out front and when they looked outside they saw the vehicle in flames.

A witness tells police that two or three juveniles were seen fleeing the area.

Authorities say they found a “Turkey Hill” bottle containing gasoline which was recovered from inside the vehicle.

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No injuries were reported.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 609-465-2800 or 877-465-2801.

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