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Video catches suspect setting car on fire

February 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
El Monte Police have released surveillance video and photographs of two suspects wanted for stealing a car and setting it on fire.Detectives believe at least one of the men may have caught fire as the vehicle was torched.

Early Monday, a vehicle was stolen from a driveway in El Monte. About 7:30 a.m.. suspects parked the stolen vehicle near Ramona and Durfee and began taking things from the vehicle.

One of the suspects set fire to the vehicle. Surveillance video caught him brushing himself off, which leads detectives to believe he may have been burned.

The suspects were seen getting into a white Jeep Cherokee.

The two male Latinos are about 25 to 35 years old. One is 6 feet tall, 200 lbs., with black hair and possible burns to his hands and face.

Anyone with information is asked to call Senior Detective Tim Siedentopp of the El Monte Police Department at 626-258-8634 or Captain Greg Cleveland, Los Angeles County Fire-Arson Unit 626-433-1011.


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