Video of possible arson suspect released by Toronto Police
Police asking for public's help to ID suspect in last week's fires
Toronto Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect following a series of fires set to cars and a home by an arsonist last week.
Police have released a video on their YouTube channel (seen above) which shows a person walking past homes and garages on the night of the fire.
The person of interest is wearing dark clothes, a baseball cap and a dark backpack.
The arsonist set fire to as many as 10 cars and a house in overnight May 9, in a neighbourhood near Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Fire crews received a call at around 3:30 a.m. ET to 24 Burnham Dr. in the Mount Pleasant Road and St. Clair Avenue area for a car fire.
According to the Toronto Fire Services, when they arrived they found a car and house ablaze.
Fire officials confirmed they received multiple calls for fire — set mainly to cars — all over the neighbourhood on Burnham Road, Brendan Road and Evegreen Gardens. In total there were seven fires that spread to include 10 vehicles causing more than $100,000 in damage.
“Members of the public are encouraged to contact police if they recognize this person or have any information,” police said in a release Wednesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).