Port Richmond firebomb suspect caught on camera
PHILADELPHIA - January 13, 2014 (WPVI) -- Authorities are seeking a man captured on surveillance video repeatedly trying to firebomb a northeast Philadelphia home last week.
Police said a man tried to throw a Molotov cocktail into the Port Richmond home shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday.
Detectives said the device failed to ignite but broke the front window. Remains of the device were lying on the sidewalk in front of the residence.
Police said surveillance video recovered from the area "depicted an unknown male attempting to firebomb the residence unsuccessfully five times."
The suspect was wearing a hooded coat with a hooded sweat shirt underneath, sweat pants, a black hat and white shoes.
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