Authorities are looking for a person who started a number of fires at a grocery store in Brownsville earlier this week.
The incident occurred around 6:15 p.m. on Monday, January 30th, at the Food Bazaar, located at 417 Junius Street. The NYPD says the suspect "set four separate fires thought the store, endangering the safety of the store occupants and causing property damage." The unidentified man then left the store and boarded a westbound B14 bus. Cops say store customers and security staff used bottled water and a hose to to fight the fires, and the FDNY also responded to put the fires out.
No one was injured. The suspect is described as 5'3" and 115 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black ski cap and a black parka with a fur-trimmed hood. Police also released video of the arson suspect:
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.