Video released of arson suspect wanted in connection with two garbage fires in Victoria

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Police have released surveillance footage of a person wanted in connection with two arsons in Victoria.

Victoria police have released surveillance footage of an arson suspect wanted in connection with two garbage fires in September.

Police said the two fires happened within hours of each other on Sept. 17.

Victoria Fire Department firefighters were called to the first fire at a City of Victoria garbage bin in the 900-block of Yates Street after 1:38 a.m. The fire was extinguished and no one was injured.

Firefighters were called to another fire just after 3:15 a.m. Police said the fire was set in a garbage dumpster in the 1100-block of Grant Street. No one was injured in the fire and it was also extinguished.

Police said surveillance video and the investigation point to these fires being linked and set by the same suspect.

The suspect is described by police as Caucasian, approximately 6 feet tall, with a slim, lanky build. The suspect was wearing black pants and a black jacket over top of a greyish blue hoodie and toque.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information on the incidents is asked to call 250-995-7654. To report information anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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