WATCH: Suspect throws Molotov cocktail into Gwinnett business

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WATCH: Suspect throws Molotov cocktail into Gwinnett business

Gwinnett County fire investigators are looking for a suspect who threw a Molotov cocktail into a Lilburn business.



The suspect was captured on surveillance video lighting the incendiary device and throwing it through a window of a Waypoint Homes office in Lilburn shortly before 7 a.m. on Nov. 13. Waypoint Homes is an Arizona-based property management company that owns more than 12,000 single-family rental properties in metro Atlanta, according to ABC News. 

An employee was in the office when the Molotov cocktail was thrown, said Capt. Tommy Rutledge, a spokesman for Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services. The employee heard the glass breaking and thought the office was being broken into, but soon saw smoke and flames in a conference room. The employee extinguished the fire and called 911.

The fire caused minor damage to a wall and some carpeting, and smoke went through the entire office suite. Investigators are interviewing employees in search of potential leads, and the business appears to have been targeted, Rutledge said.

Anyone with information about the fire or the suspect should contact the Gwinnett Fire Investigations Section at 678-518-4890 or the Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 1-800-282-5804. Georgia Arson Control offers up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.


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