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Man wanted for Christmas Day arson in Newport News

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Jan 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-07 15:34:38-05

Newport News, Va. –  Police need your help to solve a case of arson.

On December 25, 2014 at 2:25 a.m., Police Communications received calls of a fire at the DAV Thrift Store, located at 15265 Warwick Blvd.

Police and Fire units responded and the fire was extinguished.

Police need your help to locate the person responsible.

Surveillance video shows an unknown man at the rear of the business setting the fire and leaving the area. The man is described as a male, in his late teens or early twenties, wearing dark clothing and a dark skull cap.

The fire damaged the exterior wall and the property stored inside.

If you know anything about this incident or the person responsible, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Remember, Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to an arrest. Information can also be sent by text message to nocrime@nnva.gov.

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