Man wanted for setting dumpster, several vehicles on fire

- Police are asking for help catching the man, seen on camera, setting fire to a dumpster, and possibly also a series of vehicle fires blocks away.

The incidents happened at about 4:15am Monday.

The Arson Task Force responded to the dumpster fire around the 1400 block of N. 56th Street, and then several vehicle fires near the 6000 block of W. Columbia Avenue.

They’re asking for any information on the fires or the person seen in the video starting the dumpster fire.

The suspect is described as a man with an unknown race, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and pants.

If you recognize him or know where he is, you’re asked to call 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPDTIP (773847), or click here to submit a tip anonymously. Police say all tips will be confidential.

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