The NYPD is looking for a man they believe has committed two acts of arson inside an OB/GYN office in Brooklyn.
Police say Boro Park Obstetrics & Gynecology at 1414-A Newkirk Plaza in Ditmas Park has fallen victim to two acts of arson this, the first on Sunday at around 1:56 a.m., and the second at 4 a.m. on Friday. According to police, both incidents involved a man breaking the office's front door and throwing in an incendiary device. In the first incident, the man allegedly used a fire hydrant, and in the second, he used a sledgehammer to break down the door.
The first incident was caught on surveillance video, which you can watch below:
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The suspect is described as a man in his 40s, standing at around 5'10.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are kept strictly confidential.