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Man started 2 trash fires in Manhattan streets, NYPD says

The NYPD released surveillance images in connection with

The NYPD released surveillance images in connection with their search for a man sought in two arsons on the streets of Manhattan. Photo Credit: NYPD

Police are on the hunt for an arsonist who they said has set two trash fires on the streets of Manhattan.

The first fire was set in a trash pile on May 5 around 3:50 a.m. outside of 1516 Lexington Ave. and spread to a parked Mitsubishi before it was put out, according to the NYPD.

Another fire, believed to be set by the same man, was started in a trash pile on May 9 at around 11:35 p.m. outside of 4940 Madison Ave., police said. That fire also spread to a car before it was extinguished, according to police.

On Tuesday, police released surveillance images of the suspect.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477.

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