Police investigate arson of several vehicles at parking lot caught on surveillance video
An arson of multiple vehicles in Phoenix by an unidentified man, that got caught on the surveillance video is under the investigation.
The video of January 5 shows a man in a hoodie, gloves and mask setting the cars on fire in a parking lot near 11th Avenue and Buckeye Road at 7:00 a.m. The suspect is believed to cut a chain-link fence to get into the lot at Reliable & D-Pendable Auto Sales. He then moved from car to cat setting them on fire, one after one.
In all, he damaged five vehicles.
While he was lighting cars on fire it looks like he may have burned himself. Please let us know who he is! You will be anonymous and could get cash https://t.co/iAfqutW4hT— Silent Witness (@SilentwitnessAZ) January 25, 2020
According to investigators, the suspect may have set his right hand on fire, which may have resulted in a burn. This is, authorities say, might be an important clue in the case.
"He obviously came prepared for this," said Sgt. James Rothchild with Silent Witness. Adding, "He was trying to hide who he is but he had the items he needed to light those vehicles on fire pretty quickly."
If you have any information about this case, call Silent Witness. You can remain anonymous and receive a cash award for tips leading to an arrest or indictment.
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