Nassau police looking for alleged Inwood arsonist


Nassau police are looking for a man who allegedly set two fires less than a week apart in Inwood.

An unidentified man was seen wearing all black clothing and carrying a red bag when he walked up to Reliance Customers Brokerage on West End Avenue and went to the side of the building on Feb. 26 at 3:35 a.m., police said.

He then allegedly took out an unmarked container and poured an unidentified liquid on the building and set it ablaze, according to police. He then walked south on West End Avenue. The fire went out on its own a brief time later and caused minor damage to the outside of the building.

Police said the man returned to the same address on March 2 and ignited a larger fire that engulfed the building in flames. The Inwood Fire Department extinguished the blaze. There were no injuries.

If anyone has information about the two incidents, call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 244-8477 or 911. All calls are confidential.