Arsonists torch five cars in Santa Cruz

Police are investigating who torched five cars in Santa Cruz and why.

June 21, 2010 11:58:17 PM PDT
On Monday night, police were trying to figure out who torched five cars in Santa Cruz and why.

The arsons happened early Sunday morning on the city's east side.

Investigators believe the suspect was able to get inside each car, before lighting it on fire. What they don't know is a motive.

"There's no sort of commonality that links these cars together, or suggests any reason why these cars were attacked. There were a number of other vehicles, both parked in driveways and out on the street in front of these homes, and so there's nothing to indicate any specific reason why these might have been targeted," says Santa Cruz Police Capt. Steve Clark.

Police are now looking for clues inside the burned out vehicles.

One of the first things they are trying to determine is the type of accelerant that the arsonist used.