Woman Sought for Allegedly Setting Fires at UCSD’s Price Center

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Authorities asked the public for help Friday In their attempt to find a woman wanted for allegedly setting multiple fires at UCSD’s Price Center in La Jolla.

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Authorities asked for help finding the woman pictured on the left. (Credit: San Diego County Crime Stoppers)

The two fires were set on Dec. 3, 2013 while several hundred students were inside the University of California San Diego building, according to a news release from San Diego County Crime Stoppers.

Investigators believe two women seen on surveillance videos at the Price Center started a fire on the ground level before fleeing the area.

A separate camera showed the women re-entering the building on the second level wearing different clothes, according to the release.

The pair allegedly started another fire before they disappeared again.

UCSD staff was able to put out the fires and no injuries were reported.

On Feb. 4, detectives arrested Hoai Vi Holly Thuy Nguyen, a UCSD student, who they believe was seen in the video and assisted in starting the fires.

Investigators were still trying to identify the second woman.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.

Crime Stoppers was offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.

The felony arson restricted reward fund was offering up to an additional $9,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.