Video Shows Man Wanted In String Of Manhattan Car Fires
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Police have released video of a man suspected of torching more than a dozen cars in Upper Manhattan.
Investigators say he may have set fires that destroyed 15 cars early Tuesday morning.
The fires were set in an 11 block radius in Harlem and Hamilton Heights.
The first call came in around 1:45 a.m. when someone reported a Chrysler minivan was burning on 151st Street.
The last of the fires was reported around 6:30 a.m.
"I came to drive my daughter to school just like I'm doing today and I see it yesterday in the morning. That's the way it is sometimes. I hope they catch the person who is doing it. How long did you own this car," said one Manhattan resident whose car was burned.
"I was upset and mad because it has been my car for the last 11 or 12 years and it does have some sentimental value and everything but realistically I'm just happy that I didn't have anything of value in it and that I wasn't in it," said another driver.
Police have only a vague description of the man they're looking for. He's said to have a thin to medium build and was wearing a dark t-shirt, jeans, white sneakers and was carrying a light blue drawstring backpack.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.