Female arson suspect wanted for allegedly torching restaurant bathroom

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Phoenix police are searching for a woman they believe is to blame for an arson fire at a Mexican restaurant.

The fire was started at Los Toritos restaurant on 32nd Street and McDowell on New Year's Eve around 9:30 a.m.

Silent Witness video shows the suspect walking into the business carrying a large black purse and asking for the restroom
key. Once the suspect was in the restroom, police believe she used gasoline to purposely start a fire. 

She then allegedly jumped into a pickup truck that was waiting in the alley north of the business

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or white female, approximately 22-30 years old, 5'4"- 5'7", 130-150 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. 

She was last seen wearing baggy dark clothes and a light -colored knit hat.

The vehicle is described as a dark-colored pickup.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Silent Witness at 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S, 480-948-6377, or 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O for Spanish. 
You can also leave an anonymous tip on the silent witness website at silentwitness.org.

You can watch the Silent Witness video on the Phoenix Police Department Facebook page.

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