Newcastle police are appealing for public assistance following a car fire in Edgeworth last year.
About 3am on Monday 23 November 2020, a 33-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were awoken by a large banging noise before they exited their home on Ridley Street, Edgeworth.
The pair located their Ford Falcon utility well alight.
Emergency services were called and crews from Fire and Rescue New South Wales extinguished the blaze a short time later.
A second vehicle – a Hyundai Elantra – received minor smoke damage, while the Ford was completely destroyed.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District started an investigation into the incident.
Police have now released CCTV footage of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The man is wearing a hooded jumper, shorts and black joggers.
Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the nearby area or who may have any information, which could assist detectives, is urged to contact Belmont Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.