Police are searching for the person who set fire to the Yale University Bookstore in New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday.
Surveillance footage shows the suspect to be a young, thin black man with glasses and closely cropped hair. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with a white vest over it, white pants and sneakers. It’s not clear if the suspect is a student at Yale.
According to police, the arsonist used a lighter to set several small fires in the bookstore around 1 p.m. Monday. The suspect was caught on surveillance video walking into the bathroom, then walking out and leaving the building. Shortly thereafter, a fire was discovered in the bathroom.
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Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has any information on the fires is urged to call New Haven police detectives at 203-946-6304 or the New Haven police Arson Unit at 203-946-6230.