$5K reward offered in arson of Center City restaurant

CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect responsible for an arson at a popular Center City restaurant.

It happened around 8:45 a.m. on July 26 at Branzino Ristorante on South 17th Street.

The fire was quickly brought under control, but the building received excessive damages totaling over $100,000.

There were no reported injuries.

The Fire Marshal's Office determined the fire to be intentionally set.

Surveillance video was recovered which depicts an unknown man walking outside the building then later shows him inside the building.

A short time later the man notices a fire in the building and leaves the area in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information should call the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at 1-888-283-3473 or the City Wide Arson Task Force 215-686-3243/3244.
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