SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Books, computers and other property were lit on fire in the San Francisco Public Library’s main branch on Sunday, a police spokesman said Monday.

Officers responded to the library, located at 100 Larkin St., around 3:40 p.m. and found that books, video cassettes, a desk and computers had been burned in a section of the library that is closed to the public on Sundays, police spokesman Sgt. Daryl Fong said.

Investigators have obtained surveillance footage that captured the person who lit the items on fire, Fong said.

The suspect is described as a black man between 20 and 40 years old who has black hair and was wearing a black jacket, dark jeans, white shoes and a black baseball cap with a white logo, according to Fong.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department’s arson task force at (415) 920-2944. People wishing to remain anonymous can call the department’s tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments (2)
  1. s.f. peaches says:

    The human condition is everywhere at the S.F Public Library. I wish I could feel comfortable there, but I don’t. We can be grateful the most recent emergency was brought under control.

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