NYPD Asks for Help in Solving Deli Arson

New York City Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an arson at a Harlem deli.

A man walked up to the front of Saied Deli on East 125th Street at about 2 a.m. Monday and poured a flammable liquid into the service window and exterior wall of the store and ignited it, police said. Employees managed to extinguish the fire. No one was injured.

The suspect fled east on East 125th Street toward Lexington Avenue, police said.

Police said the suspect appeared to be between 25-35 years old and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sneakers and a white Brooklyn Nets knit hat at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All calls are confidential.

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