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Scottsdale police looking for burglary, arson suspects

Scottsdale burglary/arson suspect
Posted at 3:05 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 18:55:38-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The Scottsdale Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying two suspects from a burglary and two separate arsons.

Authorities say on March 26 around 6:45 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) started fires at two separate homes near 74th Place and Cactus Road. Police say both fires were put out by people who were nearby.

Witnesses reported seeing a man who was wearing a dark colored hoodie leaving one of the scenes on foot before getting in a newer gray Nissan Altima.

At approximately 7:00 a.m., the same suspect broke into the Diamond House jewelry store near 92nd Street and Shea Boulevard. Police say the suspect smashed counter display cases and stole a large quantity of jewelry.

Surveillance video from behind the store shows the suspect getting into the same Nissan Altima being driven by a second suspect.

The first suspect is described as 5 feet, 6 inches to 6 foot tall, thin build, wearing a dark colored hoodie sweatshirt with white writing on the front, gray sweatpants with a blue stripe up the sides, and gray and white tennis shoes.

Police say no description is available for the 2nd suspect (driver) at this time.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000.

For anonymous tips, please call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 (W-I-T-N-E-S-S).