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RCMP looking to identify man in custody for several offences

RCMP have arrested a man believed to be responsible for multiple crimes in the Grande Prairie area, but they can’t identify him. He was arrested on August 4th near Beaverlodge.

The man accused of setting a fire at the back of a home in the area of 96th Street and Hillside Drive in the early morning hours of July 24th. The family inside was able to get out safely, and the fire department saved the rest of the home. A man was seen filling up a jerry can at a local convenience store beforehand.

The man is also accused of breaking into a business in the Elmworth area the evening of August 2nd. Surveillance footage showed a man entering the premises. Police found a suspect matching his description, but he fled on foot. Other crimes are alleged between the 2nd and 4th.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his early twenties, with short brown hair, brown eyes, and a slim build. He has two scars on his right forearm and it’s believed he may have ties to the Edmonton and Calgary areas.

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He’s has been charged with several offences, including five counts of arson, as Canadian law allows for people to be charged even when their name is in question. Their identity has to proven beyond a reasonable doubt at trial through evidence like fingerprints, DNA and eye witnesses.

Anyone who recognizes him or has information is asked to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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