Two people were spotted at a Snowdon restaurant Thursday morning throwing a Molotov cocktail that caused minor damage.

Around 4 a.m. Thursday witnesses spotted two people wearing hoods hurling a flaming canister into Chops restaurant, located at 5322 Queen Mary Rd. near Decarie Blvd.

The fire did not do much damage, but it did set off the restaurant's sprinkler system.

Chops has been the target of arson in the past. Just over two years ago someone smashed a window and hurled a Molotov cocktail inside.

This is the third Montreal restaurant in 24 hours to be hit by arsonists.

On Wednesday police said they believe the arson attacks at Bar Primetime and Cafe Ciociaro were linked.