June 5, 2021

Alleged Walmart arsonists on Mississippi coast may have also set fires in Alabama

Therese Apel

These people are wanted in connection with a fire set at Walmart in Biloxi. Do you know them?

Police are looking for suspects in two alleged arsons at different Walmarts on the coast.

Around 3:30 p.m. Friday, the Gulfport Police Department responded to the Walmart on Highway 49 after receiving a call about a fire.
Police determined that the fire appeared to be intentionally set. Details beyond that are sketchy.

Authorities were able to find two people of interest in the fire from security footage, but no arrests have been made. Details on the event

Biloxi Police Department received a call Friday of an alleged arson at the Walmart on CT Switzer Sr. Drive, during which witnesses described a white woman in a white hat, dark sweatshirt, and dark pants with white tennis shoes and a dark Covid mask. They said the woman allegedly set fire to a box of copy paper in the electronics sections of the store.

The woman then allegedly ran from the store on foot going west.

The fire was put out quickly by the employees and no injuries were reported.

Police believe the suspect may have gotten into a car that was waiting for her in the area. She appeared to be accompanied by a white man in a tan hat, a dark T-shirt, dark pants, and dark shoes.

These people are wanted in connection with a fire set at Walmart in Gulfport. Do you know them?

Fox TV 10 reports that a week ago, two stores in Mobile were also hit by arsonists. The first fire was at the Walmart on Beltline Highway on May 27, and the second was the next day

at the Walmart on Rangeline Road.

In the Rangeline fire, photos taken by customers there show smoke filling the aisles and flames as high as the ceiling.

Both of those cases remain unsolved, but authorities released surveillance video of a man they believe was involved in the first blaze.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identities of the two suspects is encouraged to contact the Gulfport or Biloxi Police Departments or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.

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