Neptune Beach police looking for car connected with ongoing arson investigation

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. — Neptune Beach Police Department is looking for a vehicle connected to an arson investigation.


According to police, the car appears to be a 4-door light-colored sedan, but it’s hard to tell from the surveillance video released by police.

Police are urging those living on Nightfall Drive, where the arson happened, to review their surveillance video between 11:30 p.m. and 1:45 a.m. from Thursday, Sept. 14.

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Action News Jax talked to one of the homeowners affected. he caught the suspect on video setting a mailbox on fire.

“This is one of the most bizarre things I’ve seen,” homeowner Don Wiggins said. “He burned mailboxes, vandalized mailboxes, he rang doorbells, took mail and did all sorts of things.”

Other neighbors told Action News Jax their mailboxes were burned as well.

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The suspect is described as a heavy-set man with glasses and a distinctive beard.

Anyone with information is asked to call Neptune Beach PD.

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𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐃𝐫. 𝐀𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 & 𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞: We are sharing a vehicle-of-interest, which appears to be a 4-door light color sedan, though due to the time of night and poor video quality, we cannot definitively state a specific make, model or color. We are requesting that if you live in the area surrounding Nightfall Dr. in both Neptune Beach & Jacksonville Beach to review your surveillance video and notify us if you captured the suspect or this vehicle on video in between the hours of 11:30pm – 1:45am on 09/14/23. Please call us at 904-270-2413 or to remain anonymous and be potentially eligible for a reward, you can contact First Coast Crime Stoppers @ 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

Posted by Neptune Beach Police Department on Saturday, September 16, 2023

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