Two accused arsonists have been charged after a Suzuki Vitara was allegedly torched at a residential property in Warrnambool in September.
Detective Senior Constable Richard Hughes, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said an accelerant was allegedly used to light the vehicle on fire soon after midnight on September 14.
He said the 2014 Suzuki Vitara was parked out front of a residential address in Boyle Close, near Moore Street, which backs onto the Moonah Street playground.
The detective said a 19-year-old Warrnambool man and a 24-year-old Brucknell man had since been arrested.
The Warrnambool man was charged with arson, criminal damage, conduct endangering life and trespassing.
He was bailed to appear in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on March 15.
The Brucknell man was charged with stalking, arson, criminal damage, trespass and reckless conduct endangering life.
He was remanded in custody to appear in court on the same date.
At the time of the alleged offending, Detective Senior Constable Hughes said the Suzuki worth $14,000 was destroyed and towed from the premises.
"The flames almost reached the house," he said.
"It was obviously a targeted attack and the two rear tyres of the Suzuki were slashed."
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