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Lê La Vietnamese Restaurant In Calgary Set On Fire In Chilling CCTV Footage

Police are asking the public for help in solving the crime.

Calgary police are searching for a suspect who was caught on CCTV footage setting a restaurant on fire earlier this month.

In the video, posted online by police Thursday, the suspect breaks the front window of Lê La Vietnamese Restaurant and then sets the place on fire — and accidentally burns his or her own clothes in the process.

Police believe the suspect started the fire in the early morning hours of April 7 by throwing a Molotov cocktail into the eatery, but it's not clear what the motive may have been.

The suspect was wearing dark-coloured shoes, blue jeans, possibly a plaid jacket, and was carrying a backpack, according to police. The suspect may also have ripped clothes and upper-body burns from the incident.

Anyone with more information on the incident is being asked to contact police.

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