Police looking to identify suspect from June arson in city’s northeast

Edmonton police have released security footage to the public in hopes of identifying a suspect in a June arson on two homes in a new northeast residential area.

Emergency crews responded to a suspicious fire on June 3 around 4:15 a.m. that damaged a show home and a home under construction in the area of 172 Avenue and 62 Street, police said in a news release Thursday morning. Neither home was occupied at the time.

Security camera footage in the area showed a lone male suspect checking vehicle door handles before breaking into a vehicle. Investigators believe this may be the same suspect involved in the arson, police said.

The male suspect is described as a tall, white male with a slim build and a mullet-style haircut. He was wearing a long-sleeved shirt, baggy jeans and a small backpack with rope shoulder straps at the time of the fire.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Edmonton police are looking to identify a suspect wanted in a northeast Edmonton arson and vehicle break-in that occurred in June. (Police handout photo)

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