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Police are investigating after a Docklands restaurant was set on fire twice in three days, prompting dozens of people to be evacuated from overhead apartments.
Police believe the two separate attacks on Karizma restaurant on New Quay Promenade were linked.
Police at the scene of Karizma Restaurant in Docklands which was victim of a suspected arson attack overnight.Credit: Wayne Taylor
The restaurant is owned by convicted western suburbs drug boss Fadi Haddara, according to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission database.
Emergency services were first called to the restaurant on 18 November, with the business badly damaged and 60 people evacuated from overhead apartments.
On Monday morning, the restaurant was completely destroyed by another fire, with about 40 residents again forced to evacuate after 2am. The cause of the fire has been deemed suspicious.
Convicted drug trafficker Fadi Haddara.Credit: Facebook
Anyone who witnessed the incident, with CCTV/dashcam footage or information that could assist investigators are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
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