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* South San Francisco Police Trying to ID Arson Suspect

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South San Francisco police are looking for a suspect who was caught on video setting a bucket on fire at a carwash in South San Francisco Thursday night. The arson was one of several that have occurred in the area recently, including one at a hotel Thursday night and one in a public restroom on Monday, South San Francisco police Sgt. Joni Lee said.  The carwash’s security camera showed an Asian female in her late teens to early 30s wearing a light-colored baggy hooded jacket with dark lining, police said. She was wearing sunglasses on her head and carried a light-colored bag that contained items for starting fires. The carwash arson was reported at 9:39 p.m., about 40 minutes after an arson was reported at a nearby hotel at 800 El Camino Real, Lee said.  Six bags of linens sitting outside the hotel were set on fire, Lee said. Police think the same person committed both crimes. On Monday, a paper toilet seat cover in an Orange Park bathroom was lit on fire at about 8:15 p.m. Police said it might have been the same individual responsible for Thursday’s arsons.  Lee said the fires have caused only minor damage. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime. Copyright © 2009 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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