Calgary, AB,

Police release new photos of person of interest in Mount Pleasant fire

The Calgary Police Service is releasing new photos of a person of interest in a suspected arson that occurred in the community of Mount Pleasant late last month.

At approximately 3:15 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, the Calgary Fire Department was called to a residential fire in the 400 block of 30 Avenue N.W. The Calgary Police Service Arson Unit and fire investigators believe that the fire was started intentionally.

Police released photos of a person of interest early in September and now have found new CCTV photos taken in a convenience store located down the street shortly after the fire started. Investigators believe it to be the same person of interest in both sets of photos.

The individual, believed to be a man, was wearing dark shorts, a low-hanging grey and black backpack, a dark hoodie and a red-brimmed cap that could be a Chicago Bulls hat. They arrived at the store riding a bicycle that appears to be the same bicycle seen leaving the fire scene just minutes earlier.

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify this person of interest as it is believed they may have information about the fire.

Anyone with information on this fire or the identity of the individual is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #16379055/3994