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December 01, 2016

WATCH: Bicyclist rides up to garage in Olney, allegedly sets it on fire

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A bicyclist is sought in connection with a garage fire in North Philadelphia.

Philadelphia police are investigating after surveillance footage allegedly shows a bicyclist riding up to a garage in Olney and setting it on fire.

The incident happened Monday on the 6100 block of North Fourth Street around 7:30 p.m., at which time police responded to a victim who said his residence was in flames. A video shows a man, between 15 and 20 years old, riding a BMX-style bike, then stopping by the garage, removing his backpack and approaching the home.

The man then allegedly strikes a flame that engulfs the garage door. The suspect then fled southbound on the bike.

No injuries have been reported, and police say the suspect may have sustained burns.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 215-686-3353.