Suffolk officials seeking information, suspect in arson case

Photo provided by the City of Suffolk.

SUFFOLK, Va. – The Suffolk Fire Marshall’s Office is looking for information that they need in investigating an arson incident.

The supposed case of arson happened at Bennett’s Creek Farm Market in the 300 block of Bridge Road around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, and was discovered around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police say that the preliminary investigation determined that an unknown person set fire to a container of cardboard debris, which were being used to ignite the fire. Officials say that the cardboard debris never caught fire enough to affect the building, and extinguished on its own before doing any damage.

The person pictured in this story is a suspect in the case. He is described as a white male, that is 5 foot 8 inches and weighs 175 pounds. The man also has a close cut beard.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office at 757-514-4542 or Suffolk Crime Line.