Langley RCMP are hoping that someone in the community knows who started the fire that destroyed a Fort Langley grocery store more than two years ago.
The Jan. 4 fire reduced the Fort IGA to a pile of charred rubble. The Lee family, who had run the store for decades, rebuilt and re-opened the Lee's Market store last December.
Since fire investigators and police began going through the wreckage of the old store, they have believed the fire was human-caused.
Broken glass and severed metal bars were found on the north side of the structure, said Cpl. Holly Marks of the Langley RCMP.
Someone was apparently trying to break into the store and was cutting through the bars. Sparks from a saw, or a cutting torch seems to have ignited the fire.
Investigators are hoping someone has talked in the intervening two years, and that a member of the public knows who was trying to break in that night.
"Police are hopeful there has been 'scuttlebutt' over the last two years and the arsonist may now be identified," said Marks.
The investigation into the fire is still active, but it needs public input to move forward, Marks said.
"It's an active investigation, but we need tips," she said.
Anyone who may have a lead on the identity of the burglar/arsonist can call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Calls to CrimeStoppers are anonymous, and tips can also be left at www.solvecrime.ca, by texting BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637), or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/metrovancouvercrimestoppers.