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Man wanted for setting car on fire in East York

Last Updated Jan 2, 2018 at 9:27 am EDT

A screen grab from a security camera video released by police of a suspect wanted in an arson investigation on Jan. 2, 2018. YOUTUBE/Toronto police

Toronto police have released video of a man wanted in an arson investigation and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

Officers responded to a call for a car on fire in the driveway of a home in the O’Connor Drive and St. Clair Avenue East area at around 5:15 a.m on Dec. 29.

Security camera footage of the incident shows the car parked in the driveway when a man approaches the car and smashes the window.

Police say he then doused the car with gasoline and set it on fire. The man fled the scene in a white four-door sedan.

The suspect is described as wearing a dark jacket, gloves and black boots. Police say he may have sustained significant injuries during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.


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