Video: Would-be burglar set fire as diversion
Surveillance video shows the burglar set fire to a couch, then is found in an apartment as the residence evacuate
By Kennedy Ryan
IRVINE, Calif. — Police have released surveillance video in what investigators believe was an arson fire set to create a diversion by a would-be burglar.
The man is seen on security video attempting to set a fire under a couch that burned out on its own.
Detectives believe the suspect then looked for an opportunity during the evacuation to enter an apartment and commit a burglary.
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