North Vancouver RCMP seeking public assistance to identity suspect in arson investigation

NORTH Vancouver RCMP are seeking public assistance to identify a suspect in their investigation of an arson. The suspect is alleged to have set a porta-potty on fire on March 13 at around 8:30 a.m. near the 2100-block of Hamilton Avenue. A witness observed the suspect leaving the porta-potty just before it was set on fire.

On March 20 at 2:44 a.m., police and the Fire Department were called to a porta-potty set on fire in the 1900-block of Jones Avenue. No suspects were seen at this location, but police believe this incident is related to the March 13 arson.

The male in the March 13 arson is described as:

* White
* 5’9” tall
* 180-220 lbs
* Wearing a tan jacket, green and black camouflage pants, and a baseball cap

* Red backpack

In an effort to further the investigation, North Vancouver RCMP are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who recognizes the suspect, is asked to call North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311 and quote file 23-4854.

If you see this person, call 9-1-1.

Anyone who wishes to provide information but who wants to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).