Reward offered for information on Portland bank arson suspect

Reward offered for information on bank arson suspect
Reward offered for information on bank arson suspect(Portland Police)
Published: Jan. 5, 2023 at 1:48 PM PST
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Fire Investigations Unit, in collaboration with Portland Fire & Rescue and Portland Police Bureau, is looking for a suspect who allegedly intentionally set fire to the Bank of America in Southeast Portland on New Year’s Eve.

PF&R responded to a report of a commercial fire on 3757 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard just after 3 a.m. The fire was extinguished at about 4:30 a.m. Fire investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set.

Police are looking for a suspect caught on surveillance cameras: a man who was wearing a blue hat with a gray brim, a tan colored face mask, and a black or gray hoodie with the word “MONTANA” printed on the front. The suspect was also wearing grayish pants and carrying a bag with a red and white target symbol.

Reward offered for information on bank arson suspect
Reward offered for information on bank arson suspect(Portland Police)

A $25,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction related to this arson.

According to PPB, a social media post took responsibility for the crime but has not been authenticated. Police ask anyone with information about the post and the person who made it to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PPB Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.Hopper@police.portlandoregon.gov or call the PF&R Fire Investigation Unit’s tip line, 503-823- FIRE (3473). Please reference PPB case number 22-345266 and PF&R case number 22-136888.