West Shore RCMP released this still image from a video that shows someone considered a suspect in an Aug. 21 arson.

Mounties hunt another suspect for Langford arson

The alleged arsonist was caught on tape Monday night, Aug. 20, thanks to a surveillance camera mounted on a nearby home.

  • Tue Aug 21st, 2012 2:00pm
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An attempted arson is added to several suspicious fires occurring in Langford in the past week.

The alleged arsonist was caught on tape Monday night, Aug. 20, thanks to a surveillance camera mounted on a nearby home.

The incident occurred in the driveway of a home on Phipps Road. A man, estimated to be in his 20s, approached what appears to be an SUV. He opened the door and riffled through the glove box and lit some papers on fire on the seat.

“The paper burned, but not the seat,” said Sgt. Max Fossum, of West Shore RCMP.

The man was wearing a ball cap, hoodie and shorts that hung to his calves.

The time of the incident has not been released. RCMP are working with forensics of the video to get a clearer image of the suspect.

In the past week there have been several suspicious fires in Langford including a vehicle fire, trailer fire and two dumpster fires.

“We have had so many fires set recently it’s raising many concerns,” Fossum said. “It’s possible this person lives right in our area.”

RCMP are asking anyone with information on this incident or any other recent fires to contact the detachment at (250) 474-2264.

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