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Crime & Cases January 31, 2013  RSS feed

Man Wanted For Forest Hills Arson

Threw Lighter Fluid At House Walls

The NYPD is asking for the public's help in identifying and apprehending a suspect wanted in connection with the arson of a Forest Hills residence on Friday, Jan. 18.

According to police sources, the suspect approached a Forest Hills residence at about 1 a.m., lit a 5-oz. lighter fluid container and threw it onto the north side of the house wall, causing charring to the wall.

The fire extinguished itself and no injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a male with a slim build, wearing a dark hat, light colored jacket and pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) with the code TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.