Molotov cocktail hits shop

Last updated 13:01 04/04/2014
Southland Times photo

The smashed entrance of the shop Impuls'd in south Invercargill.

Relevant offers


Manslaughter trial of Lyree Sayers aborted Stolen saddle could dash Franklin rider's Paralympic dreams Five teens charged in Bay of Plenty sex case Takeaways murder trial: 'She's crazy' Woman who hid murder weapon jailed Brothers on trial for birthday party attack in Nelson Family violence statements to be recorded by police Date set for sword attack trial Police trialling iPhone video statements at domestic abuse callouts Suspicious fire in bathroom of empty Hamilton house

Invercargill police have confirmed a molotov cocktail was the likely cause of the fire at a legal high shop in south city this morning.

Constable Graeme King said after viewing security footage there were two offenders. One who smashed the shop window and another who threw a molotov-type cocktail.

Fire crews from Kingswell and Invercargill brigades responded to the fire at the corner of Elles Rd and Martin St before 1am.

Kingswell station officer Greg Koppert on arrival there was a fast developing fire in one of the shops.

Firefighters had to force their way into Impuls'd quickly contain the fire and search the upper regions of the shop for occupants, he said.

No one was found inside the building.

Fire crews remained on scene for a further two hours to dampen down hot spots and ventilate the shop and surrounding buildings. 

Fire Safety officers and police will be investigating the cause of the fire today, he said.

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content