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Pacifica police seeking arson suspect, release photo asking for public's help

PIX Now - Morning Edition 4/26/24
PIX Now - Morning Edition 4/26/24 11:22

Pacifica police are seeking public assistance to find a man suspected of alleged arson near Fairway Park earlier this month.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on April 10, Pacifica officers were alerted to a report of possible arson at Rifle Range Road, where someone saw a male individual start a fire. The suspect then fled the area.

The witness was able to photograph the alleged arsonist, according to police. The suspect is described as an Asian male adult approximately 20 to 30 years old, with long black hair in a ponytail, and glasses. He reportedly often wears a distinct cloak or robe garment.

Seeking Person of Interest in Arson Investigation Pacifica, CA- On April 10, 2024 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Pacifica...

Posted by Pacifica Police Department on Thursday, April 25, 2024

The suspect was also in possession of a distinct Mongolian-style horse bow at the time of the reported arson, police said.

He also had visited the SF Archers archery range at Rifle Range Road several times over the past month, according to investigators.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Pacifica Police Department at (650) 738-7314, or the Silent Witness Tip Line at (650) 359-4444. Refer to case no. 24-0888.

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