An Oregon man ignites a Target toy as a diversion during the theft
Oregon police are searching for a man who allegedly started a fire at a Target store to steal merchandise.
In a Facebook post, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said it had received a report of a fire that started on April 22.
“Deputies learned this was done as a diversion from a suspect who stole merchandise and then fled the back of the store,” the Post said.
The suspect is believed to have entered the store at 1:25 p.m. and started the fire at around 1:33 p.m. before escaping through the back door at 1:39 p.m
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect.
“Deputy Tribby has received information that several people were videotaping at the time of the fire and is asking that you contact him if you have additional footage of the suspect and the incident,” the post reads.
Police released surveillance footage of the suspect, showing him wearing a black hat and sunglasses, walking the aisles of the Target store.
The suspect was also wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
“If anyone recognizes the suspect in the attached images, please contact Deputy Tribby at 503-798-7384,” the post reads.