Help ID arson suspect (with photo)


2016-10-20 10:32 PDT

File # 2016-127550

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in an alleged arson that was captured on surveillance cameras.

On September 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm, a fire was set in the washroom of a large grocery store in the 14600 block of 104th Avenue. Surrey Fire Service extinguished the fire that was likely started on paper towel. Thankfully, the damage from the fire was limited to the bathroom.

General Duty investigators have obtained video surveillance from the store and believe they have identified a person of interest in this investigation. The person appears to be a Caucasian male, 5'6", slim build, 25-35 years old, and wearing a black winter jacket, blue jeans, black hat with a yellow brim, and black shoes with white soles.

person of interest

Although the damage was limited, there was a great risk posed to the public from this incident, says Corporal Scotty Schumann. If you recognize the person shown in the surveillance photo, please call our investigators.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or Please quote file #2016-127550.

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