Vancouver: The Vancouver Police Department has released new images of a suspected arsonist who caused thousands of dollars in smoke and water damage to the Chinese Cultural Centre last weekend.

“Arson investigators from our Major Crime Section have been working since Sunday to collect evidence in this case, and we’re now releasing these images with hopes someone recognizes the suspect,” says Constable Tania Visintin. 

“This fire caused extensive smoke and water damage to the building, and it has been extremely upsetting to the community. Thankfully, no one was injured,” she adds.

Vancouver police said their officers and Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services responded to reports of a fire in the rear lane of the Chinese Cultural Centre just before 5 pm on March 26.

“Vancouver Police Department’s detectives worked with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services investigators to determine the cause of the fire, and launched a criminal investigation once it was determined that it was deliberately set. During that investigation, Vancouver Police uncovered a video that appears to show one woman allegedly setting the fire,” reads the press release issued by the Vancouver Police Department.

“We are asking anyone who recognizes this woman to call our investigators,” adds Constable Visintin.

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