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Arson investigation

Police are seeking a male suspect responsible for setting two cars on fire in a Marconi-based parking lot.

The Philadelphia Police Department has released surveillance video related to a March 13 arson that took place on the 1800 block of Oregon Avenue at 2 a.m. The suspect is seen walking through the Sunoco parking lot carrying a red gas can, and minutes later, two cars were set on fire. A Nissan sustained heavy fire damage to the engine area and spread to the rear end of a Lincoln. The suspect then threw the gas can on a rooftop.

He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, light colored pants, and dark shoes. Police have advised that if you see this suspect, do not approach, and dial 911 immediately.

To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215–686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

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