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Stamford Police Video Shows Suspect Torching Car

Lone male operating 2001-2002 Honda Civic sets fire to vehicle on Vasser Ave.
Lone male operating 2001-2002 Honda Civic sets fire to vehicle on Vasser Ave. Video Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Police Department is attempting to identify a male suspect who was involved with the arson of a car on Vassar Avenue at 1:55 a.m. Nov. 8.

The lone male was driving a light-colored 2001-02 Honda Civic. He is described as a light-skinned male.

The suspect is seen driving around on city streets, then approaching a vehicle on foot, accelerant in hand, and setting fire to it, the video shows.

He is seen dousing the hood of the car with gasoline before he set it on fire, police said. The car was a 2002 Subaru, police said.

A flash can be seen on the video as the fire ignites. The suspect first runs, then continues walking back to his car before driving away.

If anyone has any information on this individual or the vehicle that he is seen driving, please call the SPD Property Crimes Division at 203-977-4407.

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