Ideal Market arson suspect caught on camera

BOULDER, Colo. - Security cameras outside a Boulder grocery store recorded grainy video of a man believed to have set fire to a display of charcoal.

Boulder police shared the photo of the suspect in the Aug. 31 arson that began around 10:42 p.m. Store employees used a garden hose to douse the flames until police and firefighters arrived to finish the job.

Security footage shows the suspect is a white man with a scruffy beard and brown hair. Police estimate he is between 20 and 30 years old.

The suspect was wearing a red T-shirt with white lettering on the front and back, blue jeans and white tennis shoes

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact Detective Kara Wills at 303-441-3482. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be given to Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477, 1-800-444-3776, or online at

Tips submitted through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 and Ideal Market is also offering a $1,000 reward.

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