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Police Release Surveillance Video Of Suspect In Forest Hills Arson Pattern

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Authorities have released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in connection with several arsons in Queens.

There have been at least four confirmed arsons in Forest Hills this month and three other fires that were being investigated.

All of the homes that were targeted are under construction. Police said each time, the suspect entered the site, ignited flammable combustibles and then fled on foot.

The most recent case was a home on 67th Drive that was ravaged by flames on Wednesday night. The other homes that were targeted are in close proximity.

The homeowner of the most recent fire said she feels police have failed to protect the neighborhood.

"I feel that we're under attack," she said. "It's some kind of sort of also terrorist attacks going against Bukharan Jews."

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 77-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tip by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or text a tip to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.


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