Manitoba

Man buys gas then burns down nearby restaurant in Manitoba, RCMP say

RCMP are searching for a man who likely has burns on his hands after a business in northern Manitoba was set ablaze.

Man seen on security cameras filling up container with gas then walking to business

RCMP are asking the public to help identify this man, who they say bought gasoline then walked to a nearby business and set it on fire. (RCMP)

RCMP are searching for a man who likely has burns on his hands after a business in northern Manitoba was set ablaze.

Emergency crews were called just after 3:30 a.m. on Thursday to the fire on Selkirk Avenue in the city of Thompson.

The business, Butter Chicken Express, was engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

Police on Friday released photographs that show a man filling a small bottle with gasoline at a service station, going inside to pay for it, then walking over to the restaurant and starting the fire.

Anyone who recognizes the man in the photos, or has information on the incident, is urged to call Thompson RCMP. (RCMP)
Security footage shows the man filling up a container with gasoline. (RCMP)

He is believed to have suffered burns to his hands, RCMP said.

Anyone who recognizes the man in the photos, or has information on the incident, is urged to call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at Manitoba Crime Stoppers.