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Homeless woman OK after man tries to set her blankets ablaze in Vancouver: police

BY The Canadian Press, Jan 12, 2021 3:28 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

A person wanted in connection to an arson case is shown in a screengrab from surveillance video taken December 13, 2020 in this handout image. A homeless woman is unhurt but police want to catch the man who tried to set her blankets on fire as she slept near a Vancouver street. A statement from the Vancouver Police Department on Tuesday says the apparent arson happened at around 4 a.m. on Dec. 13. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Vancouver Police Department

A homeless woman is unhurt but police want to catch the man who tried to set her blankets on fire as she slept on a Vancouver street.

A statement from the Vancouver Police Department on Tuesday says the apparent arson happened at around 4 a.m. on Dec. 13.

Sgt. Steve Addison says the woman, who's in her 30s, was wrapped in a jacket and blankets and the man paced around her as she lay on the ground, then set her belongings on fire and walked away.

Addison says video the department just acquired shows the fire smouldering before flames emerge, but the woman woke up in time to avoid serious harm.

The statement says the suspect was wearing a unique black and white Oakland Raiders jacket and appears white, 35 to 50 years old and between five-foot-five and five-foot-10.

Addison says investigators would like to speak with the victim or anyone with information about the attack.

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