Richmond: The RCMP have released photographs and video of an arson suspect in hope to identify the suspect. 

The Mounties said the incident took place at the front door of a residence in the early morning hours of March 27.

“Shortly before 3 am on March 27, Richmond RCMP frontline officers responded to a suspicious fire at a residence along the 4100 block of Bryson Place,” the RCMP said.

“According to the 23-year-old man who was home at the time, an unknown man poured flammable liquid on the front door to the residence, lit it on fire, and then fled the scene,” the RCMP said in a press release. 

The resident was able to extinguish the fire which resulted in relatively minor damage, the police said.

The suspect has been described as a middle-aged Asian male, who was wearing a dark coloured surgical face mask, glasses, a baseball cap with a rectangular logo, and a long sleeved, hooded puffed jacket.

The police said the suspect may be associated to a four-door, dark coloured compact sedan, possibly a Hyundai or Toyota Corolla.

Richmond RCMP’s General Investigation Section is investigating the incident.  

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