A CAR parked overnight near Frankston Hospital was burnt out by a would-be thief, 5.30pm, Tuesday 23 January.
The red Mazda 323 was in a street near the George Pentland Botanic Gardens when its side window was smashed and accelerant poured inside and set alight.
CFA crews extinguished the blaze but the car was extensively damaged in the incident and later written off. The owner is unsure whether anything was stolen.
Detective Senior Constable Mark Garrett urges anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.