Arsonist targets three local Vancouver shops

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Three intentional fires were set just hours around the downtown core according to Vancouver Police as they continue to search for the arsonist.

In all three cases, a man entered the public washrooms of various local shops and set fire to the contents of the garbage cans and waste bins.

The first fire was set at about 4:30 Sunday afternoon at a business on Robson near Bute Street.
The second happened about an hour later at a coffee shop on Davie Near Thurlow Street.
The third was started at about 7:30 p.m. at a restaurant on Mainland near Nelson Street.

Police say thankfully no injuries have been reported as a result and damage at the scenes has remained minimal.

The suspect in his mid to late 20’s with a medium build and short light brown hair.
He was seen wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt according to witnesses.

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