Cops Seek Lower East Side Arsonist Lighting up Trashcans
Police are on the hunt for a suspect wanted in connection with several dumpster fires within the last week.
Since last Wednesday, there have been four dumpster fires across the Lower East Side. Three of which transpired early Sunday morning after 1:00am – 305 Madison Street, 301 Henry Street, and 40 Gouverneur (Vladek Houses). The latter fire caused damage to a parked 2011 BMW.
The incident last week was outside the University Neighborhood High School at 200 Monroe Street.
Description of the arsonist (or arsonists) is not yet known. The 7th Precinct continues to investigate, and are currently reviewing surveillance footage in the area.