Investigators say the suspect was seen on a surveillance camera buying a gasoline additive, lighter fluid and a roll of paper towels at MD’s Market at 240 Riverside Drive, Sunday, May 17, 2020, before attempting to light the fuel pump on fire at the store. Photo courtesy of Maine State Police

AUGUSTA — State and Augusta officials are asking the public’s help in identifying a young man who allegedly attempted to set a diesel fuel pump on fire early Sunday at an Augusta convenience store.

At about 12:45 a.m., the suspect tried to set fire to the pump at MD’s Market at 240 Riverside Drive, where the road intersects with Route 3, according to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

McCausland said the fire, reported by a clerk at the market, caused minor damage.

Investigators said the suspect was seen on a surveillance camera buying a gasoline additive, lighter fluid and a roll of paper towels at the store before attempting to light the pump on fire.

Anyone with information is asked to call Augusta police or the Office of State Fire Marshal at the Public Safety Communications Center at 207-624-7064.

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