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$10k Reward for Info on Santa Monica Police Car Arsonist

FBI and Santa Monica police looking for suspect who was involved in May 31 police car fire

By Staff Writer

Santa Monica police and the FBI are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who was involved in the arson of a Santa Monica police vehicle during the civil unrest of May 31.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) on Sunday, May 31st, 2020, at approximately 5:05 pm, an unmarked SMPD Ford Crown Victoria was parked at the loading dock of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The vehicle was vandalized and, ultimately, set on fire.

The unknown suspect is described as White male, thin build, in his mid-20s, with red or blonde hair and reddish beard. He has an unknown tattoo on his upper left arm and a stud earing in his left ear. The suspect wore gray short-sleeved t-shirt, green pants, brown dress shoes, a bandana with the American flag printed on it worn over his face, a black and white baseball hat worn backwards with “DONPISTO” logo on front, and an analog watch on his left wrist. The suspect wore aviator-style sunglasses.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this unknown suspect.

Individuals with information regarding the suspect or incident are encouraged to contact Detective Zamfirov at (310) 458-8398 or peter.zamfirov@smgov.net. Additionally, the public may submit tips to crimetips@smgov.net

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