Police are hunting vandals who set fire to a car parked outside a restaurant in Kirkintilloch in the early hours of Monday morning.
A passer-by spotted the vehicle ablaze around midnight in the car park at the Indian Cottage on Kilsyth Road.
A police spokesman said: “This is a very busy road. We would appeal to anyone who witnessed this wilful fire-raising to come forward.”
He added that their inquiries were at an early stage and officers were looking at CCTV images of the area.
Anyone who can help should contact police on 101.Road, Kirkintilloch – a witnesses request to same, contact police on 101.