Investigators are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who fled from an arson last night in Oshawa.
On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at approximately 2:40 a.m., members of Central East Division responded to a tattoo store on Wilson Road South after a fire was observed by a passerby. Police arrived to find a smashed front door and fire inside the premise. Responding officers used a fire extinguisher to douse the fire. Oshawa Fire Services attended to assist.
The suspect is described as male, 5’11” tall, thin build, wearing a black hoodie with a white emblem and wearing a white mask. The male was observed outside the store prior to the glass being smashed. He fled on foot.
Investigators are treating this as an arson.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5200.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.