Police in Suffolk County searching for suspect in early morning arson spree

WYANDANCH, Long Island (WABC) -- A suspected arsonist is on the run on Long Island after police say he set several fires early Wednesday morning.

Police in Suffolk County say they've been able to link the suspect to seven different fires that spanned a period of nearly four hours in Wyandanch and Deer Park.

The alleged arson spree began in Wyandanch when the suspect intentionally set fire to a car on Long Island Avenue at approximately 2:54 a.m.

He then set fire to a vacant storefront at approximately 3:19 a.m. on Station Drive, followed a few minutes later by the suspect attempting to rob an employee at a Sunoco gas station on Straight Path and setting fire to it right after.

The suspect then set fire to a fence on Grand Boulevard at approximately 3:53 p.m. before moving to Deer Park where he set fire to a boat on Lake Avenue at approximately 4:12 a.m.

Lastly, the suspect allegedly set fire to flags on West 22nd Street and Grand Boulevard in Deer Park after 6 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk County Police.

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