Stolen car found on fire in Suffolk field

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Photo: Suffolk Fire and Rescue)

SUFFOLK, Va. – Police are investigating after finding a stolen SUV on fire in a field in Suffolk.

On March 18 around 10:15 p.m., the owner of the SUV called Portsmouth Police to report that someone had stolen her 2004 Dodge Durango from the 6500 block of Bickford Lane.

The woman told policeĀ the SUV was stolen after she left her car running while unloadingĀ groceries.

Approximately 30 minutes after the vehicle was reported stolen, a citizen contacted Suffolk Police about a vehicle on fire in a field in the 3700 block of Sleepy Hole Road in northern Suffolk.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

According to the fire marshal, the fire has been ruled as arson.

If you have any information about this incident, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.