Police continue search for man who may have info on arsons

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The City of Charleston Arson Task Force is continuing to look for of a man they believe could have information about the downtown arsons. Authorities released the sketch Monday and have provided more details on the man they are looking for.

Police describe the man as a black male between 38 and 45 years old, 6-foot to 6'2" with a light complexion and scruffy. Authorities say the man was wearing brown "Dickie" work pants and a hoodie with a type of design on the back.

Anyone who can identify the person is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department at 577-7434 or the Arson Hot Line at 1-800-922-7766.

Investigators had released a sketch of a different person in December of a man officials called a witness to a fire in downtown. The fire happened on 54 Vanderhorst Street when a man knocked on a home and told the homeowner there was a fire on her breezeway.

That man has still not been located.

There have been more than 55 suspicious fires in the downtown Charleston area in the past decade. Last month, authorities raised the reward money up to $50,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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