Durham Police looking for arson suspect after tattoo shop fire in Oshawa

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Published August 18, 2021 at 7:51 pm

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Investigators are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who fled from an arson early this morning in Oshawa.

Durham Police responded to a tattoo shop on Wilson Road South after a fire was observed by a passerby at around 2:40 a.m. Police arrived to find a smashed front door and a fire inside the shop. Officers used a fire extinguisher to douse the fire, with assistance from Oshawa Fire Services.

The suspect is described as male, 5’11” tall, thin build, wearing a black hoodie with a white emblem and wearing a white mask. The man was observed outside the store prior to the glass being smashed. He fled on foot.

Investigators are treating this as an arson.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5200.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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