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Long Island attempted arsonist caught on camera

April 30, 2014 6:56:37 AM PDT
Police on Long Island are searching for a suspected attempted arsonist, and they're hoping surveillance video will lead to an identification and arrest.

The man was caught on camera getting kicked out of a nightclub on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge during the early-morning hours of Sunday, March 16.

Authorities say the man returned a short time later and poured gasoline onto three parked vehicles in Brentwood and Commack before he was interrupted and chased away.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male who was wearing a white leather jacket with a unique pattern on the back.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


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