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.
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).