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Suspect Wanted In Car, Trash Fires In Queens

Alleged Arson Fires Were Discovered Early Sunday
Queens Arson Suspect

A surveillance image of a suspect wanted in a series of arson fires in Queens, including one that destroyed a car. (Credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Sunday night for a suspect who set a car on fire, and is also suspected in several trash fires, in the Sunnyside section of Queens.

Around 5 a.m. Sunday, witnesses saw that a 2007 Mercury Mariner was on fire near 49th Street and 39th Avenue in Queens.

Two rubbish fires were also discovered near the same location, and two more a block away at 50th Street and 39th Avenue, police said.

No one was injured in any of the incidents, police said.

Police have released photos of a suspect in the arsons.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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