Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Mad bomber in Jamaica
From Fox 5:
Police on Monday released surveillance video of a suspect in a string of possible bias-related firebombings in Queens on New Year's Day and announced $12,000 in reward money for information leading to his arrest and conviction.
One clip shows the arsonist tossing a lit Molotov cocktail that spilled its flaming contents onto the lawn in front of a home at 88-20 170th St. that also houses a Hindu temple.
Cops say the firebug is also behind similar attacks that took place at the Al-Khoei Benevolent Foundation Islamic center, the 179th Street Deli and a home at 146-62 107th Ave.
All of the incidents took place between about 8pm and 10:15pm on Sunday.
No one was injured, but the 107th Avenue home caught fire and was badly damaged.
Nassau County police are also investigating a similar incident in which a bottle filled with gasoline was thrown at a house on Glafil Street in Elmont around 9:40pm on Sunday.
The suspect in the Queens cases was described as a black man between 25 and 30 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches and weighing 200 pounds.
When last seen, he was wearing a black jacket and baseball cap, and he fled the scene in a light-colored, four-door sedan.
Police were looking into whether the fires were hate crimes.