Police seek public's help identifying arson suspect

Richmond, Can You Identify

2023-05-25 09:38 PDT

File # 2023-9289

Photo 1 of suspect   Photo 2 of suspect

Richmond RCMP is seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect after the front door of a residence was lit on fire in the early morning hours of March 27th.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Monday, March 27th, 2023, Richmond RCMP frontline officers responded to a suspicious fire at a residence along the 4100 block of Bryson Place.

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, then fled the scene. The resident was able to extinguish the fire which resulted in relatively minor damage.

Surveillance video captured the incident, and the suspect is described as:

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



Described Video

Time denoted 00:00:0000 = hr:min:sec
DV: = Described Video
A: = sounds and music on video
V: = Voice speaking on video
T: = text on video

00:00:00 to 00:00:03
DV: video opens showing a man, wearing light coloured pants, a dark jacked, a dark coloured face mask and a ball cap walking towards the camera. On the upper edge of view there appears to be a string of decorative lights, white in colour handing down. Two vehicles are parked behind the man, one dark coloured, one light coloured. A two-story house appears in the background.
A: no audio

00:00:03 to 00:00:10

DV: The man stops in front of the camera and appears to quirt a liquid towards the lower right hand corner of the screen.

00:00:10 to 00:00:12
DV: The man stops squirting the liquid, then bends down, almost disappearing from view.
A: no audio

00:00:12 to 00:00:20
DV: There is a sudden bright flash. Fire appears on the right hand side of the screen. The man stands up and runs away out of view to the left of the screen. Smoke and fire can both be seen on the camera.
A: no audio

00:00:20 END.


Richmond RCMP’s General Investigation Section continues to investigate, but is asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212, quoting Richmond RCMP file number 2023-9289. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.

Released by:

Cpl. Ian Henderson
Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-4747
Cell: 604-765-4528

Email: richmond_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: richmond.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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