Arsonist targets three local Vancouver shops

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Arsonist targets three local Vancouver shops

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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