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Fire at East Tampa convenience store ruled an arson


Published:   |   Updated: October 17, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Police say a fire at an East Tampa convenience store early this morning has been ruled an arson.

According to police, the suspect burglarized the Family Super Store, 3623 N. 22nd St., around 1:15 a.m. and set it on fire to cover up the burglary.

Upon arriving, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the roof and doors of the one-story building.

Firefighters say they got the blaze under control in about 30 minutes.

The store sustained significant damages, firefighters say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 873-8477, or text “CSTB plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES). Anonymous tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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