A mystery baby-faced arsonist ignited four different fires inside a Brooklyn supermarket Monday night, police said.
The suspect entered the Food Bazaar near Junius Street in Brownsville at around 6:15 p.m. and set four separate fires throughout the store while customers were inside, police said.
Surveillance footage captured the brazen arsonist lighting a shelf of chips on fire and then casually skipping away. A store security guard uses a hose from the bakery to try to put the fire.
A group of shoppers noticed the danger and tried to help before running off. Worker Courtney Moore said, "It was the thickness of the smoke, we thought it was going to spread. We have a lot of gas in the store."
Another worker could be seen trying to put out the flames with "whatever he could find first," including juice and soda.
While workers were frantically trying to put out that fire, the boy is seen in another aisle, apparently lighting another stand on fire, the video shows. He then steps back and just watches the merchandise burn.
He also appeared to be smoking in the store at one point, workers said.
Firefighters arrived and put out all four fires. The boy ran off amid the chaos and hopped on a westbound B14 bus.
"He put a lot of people's lives in danger," said Moore "Just the idea of somebody that young doing something like this... Parents need to watch their kids and give them a lesson."
The suspect is approximately 5 feet 3 inches in height, and was last seen wearing a black ski cap and black parka with a fur-trimmed hood.
Anyone with information regarding the fires is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or log onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimestoppers.com.