Augusta Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man who allegedly tried to set fire to a diesel pump at a local store.

Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the man walked into MD"s Market on Riverside Drive at around 12:45 Sunday morning. The store is at the intersection of Route 3, by Augusta's third bridge. Police say the man bought a gasoline additive and lighter fluid, along with a roll of paper towels. He then allegedly used the items to try and light the diesel pump on fire. Officials say the fire went out and there was only minor damage.

Maine Dept of Public Safety/Risto Viitanen ThinkStock
Maine Dept of Public Safety/Risto Viitanen ThinkStock

Now, the State Fire Marshal's Office, Augusta Police and Fire Departments are working together to identify the man from his image on the store's security system. Anyone who thinks they know the man or has information about the incident is asked to call the Augusta Police at 207-626-2370 or the Public Safety Communications Center at 207-624-7064.

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