Police seek help after two tattoo shops set ablaze in three weeks
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson detectives ask for help identifying someone wanted in connection with two fire incidences that occurred at separate K42 tattoo shops in December.
Tucson Police and firefighters responded to the K42 tattoo shop, located at 3455 east Speedway, at around 4:30 a.m. Friday, December 7 after reports of a fire at the location, according to Sgt. Maria Hawke with the Tucson Police Department.
Following the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire, detectives determined the fire to be arson, Hawke says.
Three weeks later, on Friday, December 28, Tucson Police and Tucson firefighters responded to another K42 tattoo shop located at 6142 East 22nd Street at around 5:15 a.m. for another fire, according to Hawke.
As with the previous incident, investigators determined the fire to be arson.
Hawke tells KGUN9 that detectives from the Special Investigations Division have been continuing the investigations of both incidents. They are now asking for the public's help in identifying someone seen on surveillance footage taken after the first arson incident.
Detectives believe that the pictured individual might be a Hispanic or Caucasian man standing approximately 6-feet-tall and weighing around 200 pounds. The man is possibly associated to an older model pick-up truck.
According to Hawke, detectives advise that there is evidence indicating that the fires are associated with each other. If you have any information about either fire incident, detectives ask that you call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.