A house was left “extensively damaged” and a shed was set alight in two separate incidents of wilful fire raising on the same street in North Lanarkshire.
Police are appealing for information about two vehicles and a group of youths seen in the area at the time of the incidents.
Officers were called to Waverley Drive in the Rawyards area of Airdrie firstly at 6.35pm on Thursday December 8 when a shed was set on fire in a garden to the rear of a property.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called and no one was injured as a result.
Police said at the time of the fire, a number of youths were seen all wearing dark clothing and hoods and a white flat-bed pick-up truck was also seen along with a dark coloured hatchback.
The second incident happened in the same street around 1am on Friday, December 10, when a house was extensively damaged.
No one was injured and the fire was put out by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Police say the two incidents are not being treated as linked, but officers are keeping an open mind.
Detective constable Paul James said: “Fortunately no one was injured but extensive damage was caused to a property in the second incident.
“They are not currently being treated as linked but officers are keeping an open mind.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious both before and after these incidents, particularly information about the two vehicles seen and the youths.
“If you have dash-cam or private CCTV that could assist with our investigation then please contact us on 101, quoting incident numbers 2845 of Thursday, December 8, and 0284 of Friday, December 9.
“Or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”