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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Video of Person of Interest for Arson at Tuckers Restaurant - Do you Recognize This Person??

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

A longtime popular restaurant and liquor store sustained significant damage from a fire on June 17, 2015.  Tuckers Restaurant, 9205 Marlboro Pike, in Upper Marlboro was built in 1969 and has been operating since then.  At around 3:30 am firefighters were alerted by a 911 caller reporting smoke coming from the roof.  The first arriving engine from the Forestville Fire/EMS Station #823 reported on the scene with heavy smoke showing.

Firefighters established an exterior attack on the fire using “master streams” providing a high volume of water from extended ladders high above the structure.

A 2nd and 3rd Alarms were sounded bringing additional firefighters, apparatus and support vehicles.  There were about 100 firefighters and medics on the scene and in a staging area.  Incident commanders reported the bulk of the fire was extinguished at 5:10 am.  A firefighter sustained a burn injury and was treated and released from a Burn Unit.

Fire Investigators have declared this fire as incendiary.  Fire loss is estimated at $2 million.

The Prince George’s County Office of the Fire Marshal is seeking any information about this fire that occurred at Tucker’s Bar and Lounge 9205 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747, on June 17, 2015 at 3:31 am.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Solvers.  You can call 24 hours a day and remain anonymous.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Solvers tip line at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477) or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit your anonymous tip online.  A cash reward up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to an arrest in this case.

Fire Investigators have released this video of a person of interest.  If you have any information about the person in this video you are encouraged to contact Crime Solvers.

Pay attention to the clothes, the way the person walks, what the person is carrying including the red container they use behind the bar.  

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