Exotic fish worth thousands of dollars were killed when a suspicious fire ripped through a pet shop in Sydney’s west on Monday, police say.

Just before 10pm, fire crews were called to the business at Emu Plains and took around half an hour to extinguish the blaze, a Fire and Rescue NSW spokeswoman said.

Police said the business had been broken into and dozens of fish tanks smashed before the fire, killing exotic and pet fish.

On arrival, police patrols found hundreds of dead fish on the floor.

“We don’t believe there were any fish taken, we believe more it was an act of vandalism,” a police spokesman said.

One tank alone contained fish valued at around $10,000.

Police have established a crime scene and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Article by Ben Weir – The Sydney Morning Herald – Source Link