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Vaughan arson suspect captured on video (video, 3 photos)

The suspicious fire occurred at a law office in a Rutherford plaza Jan. 7

Investigators with the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are releasing video and images of a suspect and vehicle and seeking assistance in identifying him following an arson in the City of Vaughan.

On Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 shortly before 2 a.m., York Regional Police were called to a commercial plaza located at 3550 Rutherford Rd., which is in the area of Rutherford Road and Highway 400 for a suspicious fire. Vaughan Fire and Rescue Services were on scene and had extinguished a fire inside of a law office.

Investigators found that a glass door at the front of the building had been smashed and that there was a strong smell of gasoline coming from inside.

Surveillance video captured images of a suspect and a vehicle. The licence plates used on the suspect vehicle were found to have been stolen from the City of Toronto. Investigators are releasing these images and seeking public assistance to identify the suspect.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7441, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.