February 12, 2018 4:49 pm

N.S. RCMP asking for help to locate suspect in arson investigation

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RCMP are asking for the public’s help in connection with an arson investigation in Harrigan Cove, N.S.

Officials were called to a house fire on MacDonald Cove Road on Feb. 2 shortly after 11 a.m.

There were no injuries as a result of the blaze. The home was abandoned at the time the fire started and has been completely destroyed.

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RCMP located suspect footprints around the building and believe that an accelerant was used to start the fire.

Through their investigation, police have determined that a man and a vehicle were seen in the area around the time of the fire who may have been involved and are looking to identify him.

The suspect is described as a young man, approximately five-foot-10 with a thin build. The man is said to be in his early to mid-20s, with a full, dark beard. He was wearing a grey and black hoodie and sneakers at the time.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dark-coloured Ford or Chevrolet pickup, possibly a late 1990s model, and possibly with a cap.

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Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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