Bridgeport police suspect targeted arson in car fires

Bridgeport police say they have stepped up patrols in the city's North End after someone was caught on camera using gasoline to set four vehicles

According to Bridgeport police, a man deliberately lit four cars on fire, all of which belonged to the same family and were parked in a row overnight.

According to Bridgeport police, a man deliberately lit four cars on fire, all of which belonged to the same family and were parked in a row overnight. (2/23/17)

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport police say they have stepped up patrols in the city's North End after someone was caught on camera using gasoline to set four vehicles on fire.

The incident happened shortly after midnight at Chalmers Avenue and West Parkway. The sole vehicle that remained Thursday had a melted and popped front tire.

Investigators say the damaged vehicles all belong to the same family, and that they may have been targeted.

Police say a motive is yet to be determined.

Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez says he is concerned for the safety of the family whose cars were targeted. They refused to speak on camera for fear of another attack.

Police ask anyone who recognizes the man in the surveillance video to give them a call.

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