THE people in Seabreeze Deli, and Snip and Style Hairdressers received a shock this morning when a car caught on fire in the car park behind their businesses.
Police said the car fire may be in relation to a robbery at Cash Converters on Monday morning.
The offenders took an undisclosed amount of jewellery.
Police have not caught the offenders and the regional investigations unit are looking into the robbery.
Police said the car had a gas fuel tank in the boot, but did not confirm this was the source of the fire.
No one was hurt.
Fire and Emergency Services personnel attended the fire and Ward Street remains closed to traffic.