Have You Seen This Man? Authorities in Philadelphia Seek Arson Suspect

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Authorities in Philadelphia are seeking the public’s help in identifying an arson suspect.

The Philadelphia Police Department released a statement saying that on February 4, 2023, an unknown black male set fire to items outside a house on the 2000 block of W. Venango. Surveillance footage from the scene shows the suspect walking away from the scene after setting fire to several flowerpots. The suspect is described as being in his late 30s, with a red hooded sweatshirt, gray pants, blue baseball hat and black sneakers.

If you have any information about this arson case, call 215.686.TIPS (8477) and provide whatever information you may have.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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