Crime Solvers Seeks Help in Recent Arson

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Fairfax County Crime Solvers, along with the Office of the Fire Marshal, is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person responsible for intentionally setting a fire inside the Walmart store, located at 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, in the Chantilly area.

Police and fire were called to the store around 6:19 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, for the report of a fire inside the business. Customers were evacuated and the fire was extinguished. No one required medical attention.

Fire investigators have determined an unknown person intentionally set the fire by igniting an incendiary device in the store’s clothing section. The fire destroyed merchandise on the sales racks. Video surveillance inside the store captured a man in that area just prior to the incident and fire investigators would like to speak with him. They need your help identifying the person in these surveillance photos. The man appears to be white, wearing a dark-colored knit cap with a reindeer pattern, a black coat, red and black plaid pants and tan-colored boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers. Tipsters may submit a tip electronically by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477).

A $100 to $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information that leads to an arrest and indictment. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court. Find us on Facebook!

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