Attempted firebombing at a Westmount pizza joint

Montreal Police are investigating an attempted act of arson in Westmount overnight.

The Pizzeria del Nova on Sherbrooke near Prince Albert was targeted at around 3 AM.

A police department spokesman says they got a call from a passerby about a strong smell of gasoline in the area.

Patrol officers found that gasoline had been poured on a carpet at the entrance but the perpetrator may have been scared off before being able to set it on fire.

Investigators will speak with the owner and will be reviewing security camera video from the neighbourhood to see if they captured an image of the suspect or suspects.