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Police searching for suspected arsonist who targeted Phoenix restaurant in May

Phoenix police are still searching for the suspected arsonist who targeted the Los Armandos...
Phoenix police are still searching for the suspected arsonist who targeted the Los Armandos restaurant located in the area of West McDowell Road on Saturday, May 7.(Silent Witness)
Published: Jun. 18, 2022 at 4:34 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Phoenix police are searching for a suspected arsonist who targeted the Los Armandos restaurant near 59th Avenue and McDowell Road on Saturday, May 7.

Around 5 a.m., surveillance video shows a man filling up a gas can inside of a rolling-style suitcase. The man is then seen walking into the restaurant while pouring the gasoline. Police say the man lit a fire and ran out of the restaurant and away from the area. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 5′7″, weighing about 150 pounds, and has black hair and a goatee. In the footage, the suspect was wearing a dark-colored hoodie with grey sleeves and had tattoos on his hands.

You can watch the surveillance video from Silent Witness below:

Phoenix police are still searching for the suspected arsonist who targeted the Los Armandos restaurant located in the area of West McDowell Road on Saturday, Ma

Phoenix police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man and if anyone has information regarding the incident, they are asked to call Silent Witness at 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S or 480-948-6377. Spanish speakers are invited to call 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O. You also may leave an anonymous tip at this link. Information leading to the suspect’s arrest may result in a reward of up to $1,000.