Fire was at Ideal Market


Boulder police are looking for a male suspected of starting a fire at Ideal Market, 1275 Alpine Avenue on the evening of Saturday, August 31, 2013. The incident occurred at 10:42 p.m.


The fire started when a display of charcoal was ignited in front of the store.  When police arrived, store employees had extinguished the fire with a garden hose. Boulder Fire Rescue also responded and watered down the remaining debris to make sure the fire was completely out. No one was injured.


Security footage from the scene revealed a white male with a scruffy beard, brown hair, between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. He was wearing a red T-shirt with white lettering on the front and back, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.   Photos are attached.  The case number is 13-11707.


Anyone with information may contact Detective Kara Wills at 303-441-3482. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.  Ideal Market is also offering a $1,000 reward to anyone providing information that leads to the identity and arrest of the suspect.

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