A Sandy Springs Police Department marked patrol car that was damaged in a suspected arson attack on June 29.

Sandy Springs police are investigating an arson attack that took place June 29 on Hammond Drive.

When Officer Craig Manne went to a secured parking deck to retrieve his marked police cruiser for his shift, he saw the flap covering the gas cap was open.

Officer Craig Manne noticed the gas cap to his police cruiser was open when he went to a secure parking deck on Hammond Drive June 29.

According to his police report, Manne noticed someone had shoved something into the gas tube and attempted to light it on fire. He immediately called his sergeant to the scene. Another officer and a detective came to take photos and collect evidence.

Damage sustained to the gas cap of a Sandy Springs police car on June 29.

“Someone rolled up a towel and shoved it down the gas tube and attempted to light it on fire,” Manne wrote.

“The fire caused the gas cap to fall on the floor and melt. The fire also caused moderate burn damage to the left rear corner of the patrol vehicle.”

SSPD has requested assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Anyone with information in this case should call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS or 404-577-8477. As always, persons with information do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips can be made online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or texting CSA with tip info to CRIMES (274637).