Police release pictures of arson suspect

Arson suspect collage

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred last Friday in Halifax.

At approximately 6 p.m. on October 27, staff at the Superstore located at 3601 Joseph Howe Drive were made aware of a small fire in a grocery aisle inside the store. Halifax Fire and Emergency quickly extinguished the fire while the store was being evacuated. Fire officials determined it to be an arson.

Throughout the course of the investigation, police identified an individual who may be responsible for the fire. The suspect is described as a white man, late 40’s or early 50’s, with grey hair and a goatee. At the time of the incident he was wearing eyeglasses with thick rims, a blue puffy style waist length coat, jeans and a blue ball cap.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this man or the incident to call police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.


Source: Media Release

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