Arsonist in mini skirt sought for setting fire in Central Texas

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by SHELTON GREEN & CHRIS SHADROCK / KVUE

KVUE

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 7 at 7:19 AM

CEDAR PARK, Texas — The public’s help is needed by Cedar Park police in identifying a man who broke into the Lone Star Bank on Cypress Creek Road late Sunday night.

Detectives say the man who they are looking for reportedly didn't take money or any other valuables. Instead, he can be seen in bank surveillance video holding a bottle of a liquid that he squirts on the carpet in front of the teller’s stand. He then lit the liquid, causing a fire in the lobby.

The man quickly left the scene. He was inside for 37 seconds, according to one bank employee.

Cedar Park police Commander Bryan Wukasch told WFAA's sister station in Austin that the man they’re looking for was wearing a black beanie, a dark-colored jacket and black tennis shoes.

On his black T-shirt is what appears to be a white snake or a dragon.

The unknown arsonist is also believed to be wearing a black mini skirt.

Investigators are looking into whether the same man is responsible for three to four similar fires in the Cedar Park area all of which happened this year.

Cedar Park police are working in a joint investigation with the Williamson County Fire Marshal’s Office and potentially the F.B.I.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Williamson County Crimestoppers at 800-253-7867.  You can remain anonymous and any tip leading to an arrest or conviction could mean a financial reward.

 

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