Victoria Police have released surveillance footage of a suspect believed to have set fire to two garbage dumpsters in one night.
Both receptacles were set on fire within two hours of each other on the night of Tuesday, September 17th.
Victoria Fire Department firefighters responded to the first blaze in the 900-block of Yates Street just after 1:38 a.m. They were able to put out the flames and no one was injured.
The second fire was called in just after 3:15 a.m. at a garbage dumpster in the 1100-block of Grant Street. Again, firefighters extinguished the flames right away and no injuries were reported.
Police investigation and surveillance videos suggest that both fires were set by the same suspect.
They have released footage of the suspect showing him carrying a lit object in his hands before he presumably tosses it into a trash can in downtown Victoria.
The suspected arsonist is described as a slim, lanky Caucasian man standing approximately 6′ tall, and at the time of the incident, was wearing black pants and a black jacket over top of a greyish blue hoodie, along with a toque.
Check out the video below:
Anyone who recognizes the person in the video is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.