The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual, depicted in the attached surveillance photographs and video clip, who is wanted in connection to two arson incidents, which occurred within the confines of the 50th Precinct in the Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Friday, June, 11, 2021, between 0200 hours and 0300 hours, inside of a residential building in the vicinity of University Avenue and W. 195th Street, the individual set fire to the door of an apartment.

On Monday, June 14, 2021, between 0200 and 0300 hours, the individual returned to the building and set fire to the door of another apartment.

There were no injuries reported as a result of these incidents.

The individual is described as a male, Hispanic, in his 20s; last seen wearing dark-colored clothing and he had on a gray backpack.

Surveillance video clip and photographs of the suspect are attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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