Man Walks into CVS Pharmacy, Lights Greeting Card Display on Fire

There were 30 customers and 10 employees in the store at the time.

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    A man seen in this surveillance video walked into a Long Island CVS store, doused the greeting card display with gasoline and lit it on fire. (Published Thursday, Nov 3, 2011)

    Police are looking for a man who walked into a Long Island CVS pharmacy, doused a greeting card display with gasoline and lit it on fire.

    Nassau County police released surveillance video, seen above, showing the man in a hooded jacket as he walks into the store.

    He disappears behind an aisle and then smoke from the greeting card display is seen at the top of the screen.

    The fire at the CVS at 20 Broadway in Massapequa happened Sept. 15 at about 4 p.m., when there were 30 customers and 10 employees in the store.

    The flames were put out by store employees as the suspect fled on foot.

    One employee suffered respiratory problems and was taken to the hospital.

    Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477).