NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is searching for a man who allegedly set several trash fires in East Harlem earlier this month.
In the first incident on May 5, the suspect lit trash on fire at 1516 Lexington Avenue at around 3:50 a.m., police said. The fire spread, causing a nearby Mitsubishi to catch on fire before it was extinguished.READ MORE: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment
On May 9, the same suspect lit another trash fire in front of 4940 Madison Avenue at around 11:35 p.m.. A nearby Ford caught on fire before the blaze was extinguished, police said.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Struck And Killed While Attempting To Board School Bus With Brother In Brooklyn
Police have released surveillance video, which can be viewed above, of the alleged suspect at one of the scenes, watching the fire he set burn.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incidents to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.MORE NEWS: GameStop Shares Surge Nearly 104% In One Day