Police Seek Man They Say Threw Bottles with Flammable Liquid into Brooklyn Supermarket

NY 1 - December 04, 2017

by NY 1

Police are searching for a man they say tried to set a Brooklyn supermarket on fire.

Authorities say the man seen in surveillance video above threw two bottles containing a flammable liquid into the Tashkent Supermarket in Brighton Beach around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say another man waited for him outside on a motorcycle and drove him away.

There were no reported injuries, and employees were able to put out the fire.

The man on the motorcycle was wearing a black and white helmet, black hoodie, red shirt, black jeans and black sneakers.

The man who police say threw the bottles was wearing a black hoodie, black jeans and black mask.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.