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Video shows arsonist torching popular BK restaurant Strictly Vegetarian: police

Posted at 1:04 PM, Aug 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-06 13:22:51-04

PROSPECT PARK SOUTH, Brooklyn – Police are looking for a suspected arsonist wanted for setting fire to a Brooklyn restaurant in the early hours of July 23.

Surveillance cameras recorded a man walking past Strictly Vegetarian Restaurant at 2268 Church Avenue just after 3 a.m.  Video shows him walking by just as the side of the building erupts in flames.

Diners raved about the vegetarian Caribbean dishes online, giving the small restaurant a near 5-star overall rating.  (Google)

Diners raved about the vegetarian Caribbean dishes online, giving the small restaurant a near 5-star overall rating. (Google)

The restaurant was a hole-in-the-wall favorite among locals, who rated it highly online.  Diners praised the vegetarian Caribbean dishes that included black eyed peas, curry tofu, mashed pumpkin, kale and bean curd.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call the anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).