Ori Feibush Offers $90K for Arson Info, Bringing Reward Money to a Whopping $100K

Yesterday, police released footage of a "person of interest" in the investigation of the Point Breeze fire.

Developer Ori Feibush is offering a $90,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the arsonist or arsonists who police say ignited the fire that destroyed several of his Point Breeze properties earlier this month.

Yesterday, the Philadelphia Police Department’s Arson and Explosives Task Force released footage of a “person of interest” in its investigation of the fire, a two-alarm blaze at 1310 South 20th Street, which required 75 firefighters to bring it under control. Police say the fire was started around 4:15 a.m. on May 1st. 

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The ATF is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. With Feibush adding $90,000 of his own money, the total reward is now at $100,000.

The recently-released surveillance footage reveals a white male with a thin build, first seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap, brown shoes and a reflective backpack, then later seen wearing a white T-shirt.

Feibush, whose properties have been vandalized several times before, has said that he does not think the arson was an “isolated incident.” On the same day as the fire, the developer was set to break ground on the second part of a project involving 11 new townhouses on the block.

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