Burglary suspect sets fire to couch to cover up crime

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators are looking for a suspected arsonist and thief after a business was burglarized and set on fire early Tuesday morning.

It happened at "The Attic" on Murial Avenue in Baton Rouge just before 5 a.m.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department has ruled the fire as arson.

Investigators believe the thief set fire to a couch to cover up the crime.

Fire officials said the sprinkler system inside the business put out the fire, but caused about $5,000 in water damage.

The investigation is ongoing.

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