VIDEO: Police seek arson suspects in Port Richmond car fire

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Police are looking for two men accused of setting this car on fire in Port Richmond.

Philadelphia police on Wednesday released surveillance video of two arson suspects accused of setting a car on fire early Monday morning in Port Richmond.

Investigators said two men were caught on camera on the 2800 block of Cedar Street shortly after 3:30 a.m.

They appeared to be checking the car doors of parked vehicles until they reached a car that was unlocked, according to authorities.

One of the men allegedly entered the car through the driver’s side door while his accomplice acted as a lookout.

Shortly after the first man exited the car, its interior became engulfed in flames.

The suspects are described as two white males.

One man had dark-colored hair and tattoos on his arm. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and light-colored shorts.

The second man had light brown or blond hair and was last seen wearing a light-colored T-shirt and dark-colored shorts.

Anyone with information about the suspects or the crime is asked to call 911, to contact the East Detectives Division at 215-686-3243 or 3244, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.


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