Alleged Newark Arsonist

(Photo credit: Newark Police)

Woman Caught On Camera Attempting To Burn Union City Pre-School

June 12, 2018 - 8:57 am

NEWARK (KCBS Radio) - Police in Newark say a woman caught on surveillance video trying to light a molotov cocktail to throw into the Safari Pre-School may be the arsonist they're looking for. 

Newark Police Captain Jonathan Arguello tells KPIX 5 that the woman was not successful in lighting that fire.

In the video, she can be seen using the champagne bottle molotov cocktail to smash the glass door of the pre-school. 

Now investigators are trying to track the woman down and are asking the public for help. They've posted photos from the video on their Facebook page:

Police believe the attempted arson that appears in the video from last November may be linked to an actual arson in May.