Police search for arsonist in espresso stand fire

LACEY -- Police are asking for the public's help in finding an arsonist that allegedly smashed an espresso stand window, threw an incendiary device and lit the stand on fire.

Around 4 a.m. July 22, an arson occurred at the Bongiorno Brew Espresso stand in the 4900 block of Lacey Boulevard, Lacey police said. According to cops, the suspect rode up to the stand on his bicycle, shattered a window and lit a prepared incendiary device. The suspect then tossed the device inside and took off, police said.

Officers were quick to respond to the fire, and put it out with an extinguisher, police said.  No one was working at the time of the fire, police said, and no injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s with light brown or blonde hair.

Anyone with information on this arson is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.