01/15/2018 12:49 EST | Updated 01/15/2018 19:35 EST

Video From Toronto Gas Station Shows Attempted Arson In Broad Daylight

Someone lit something on fire and then dropped it underneath a gas pump.

Toronto police have released video of a suspect trying to set fire to part of a gas station.

The incident occurred Saturday afternoon in Scarborough, east of downtown Toronto.

In surveillance footage, the suspect, who is wearing all black with the face covered, can be seen lighting a package on fire and placing it underneath a gas pump. He or she then drops a fuel nozzle next to the bag and runs away.

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Police posted the video online to ask the public to help identify the arson suspect.

Anyone with information can call police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637).