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Milwaukee police need your help tracking down this arson suspect [VIDEO]

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 23:11:40-04

The Milwaukee Police Department is searching for the suspect who torched a vehicle inside a Downtown parking garage. 

It happened around 1:15 a.m. July 3 in the parking structure at Water and Chicago. 

According to police, “the targeted vehicle was a black, four-door, 2011 Nissan Maxima with Pennsylvania plates.” 

Thursday afternoon, burned debris and broken glass could be spotted in the area where the car had been parked. The light above the vehicle was left burned and melted. 

“That’s nuts,” said Nick Halase, who parks in the structure at Water and Chicago five days a week. “I’m just glad it wasn’t near my car.” 

Halase said he recalls seeing the vehicle in the garage before. He estimated it had been parked in the garage for more than a year. 

“It’s been parked here as long as I can remember, and I’ve been parking here three years,” he said. “It was all full of dust.” 

According to MPD, “the suspect is a black male, between 35-45 years old, 6’02”, 230 lbs., with a full beard and is balding.” 

Surveillance cameras in and around the garage captured his image. He can be seen holding a gas can, and later running down a flight of stairs after the vehicle went up in flames. 

Police said the suspect was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jean shorts, and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call MPD at 414-935-7360.


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