MASSAPEQUA, NY (PIX11)—The Nassau County Arson and Bomb squad is asking for the public's help in locating the man who tried to torch a Long Island CVS store.
Surveillance video from September 15th shows a man in his late 20's, about 5'9", trying to set fire to the CVS pharmacy in the strip mall at 20 Broadway in Massapequa, Nassau County, Long Island.
He can be seen calming walking into the drugstore around 4 p.m. and cruising the aisles before stopping at the greeting card stand.
Even with other customers around him, he pours gasoline on it, according to police, and lights it on fire.
He then takes off on foot heading eastbound on Veterans Boulevard, toward Ocean Avenue. According to police, the suspect didn't steal anything from the store.
The store began to fill with smoke and fire fighters were called to the scene.
A CVS employee said the ten workers in the store at the time were able to put the fire out in a few minutes, however.
Only one of the thirty customers was taken to the hospital, with breathing issues. But the Nassau County Fire Marshall's Office is still investigating the incident. They're asking for the public's help to identify the arsonist. If you have any information, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.