Suspect Sets 3 Brooklyn Churches on Fire in 3 Days: Cops

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    Police are looking for a suspect believed to have set three Brooklyn churches on fire over a three-day span. Katherine Creag has more. (Published Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014)

    Police are looking for a suspect believed to have set three Brooklyn churches on fire over a three-day span. 

    Authorities say the fires were set Saturday, Sunday and Monday at The Greater New Beginnings Church on East 98th Street, Inglesia Cristiana Church on Pitkin Avenue and at St. Mark's on Union Street.

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    Police released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in connection with fires at three churches in Brooklyn. (Published Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014)

    All the fires were set between 2:30 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. In two of the cases, police say the suspect lit newspaper on fire near the church doors. In the third case, the suspect tossed an object through a window, causing a small fire in the bathroom of the church. 

    The churches sustained minor damage and no injuries were reported.

    Police released surveillance video (above) that shows the suspect placing newspaper near the door of one of the churches, then presumably setting it on fire outside the view of the camera.

    Anyone with information about the suspect or the church burnings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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