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Suspects Sought In Norvelt Golf Course Arson

(Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania State Police)

(Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania State Police)

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MOUNT PLEASANT (KDKA) — State police need your help to identify two people who started a fire at the Norvelt Golf Course in Westmoreland County.

Police released photos Tuesday of two young men believed to be minors because they believe the people in the photos are responsible for the arson.

The photos were shot by a golfer at about 5 p.m. Sunday.

The golfer noticed two young men leaving a shelter golfers use during inclimate weather and moments later noticed that the shelter was on fire.

The young men claimed that they knew the owner of the course and had permission to set the blaze.

Police say that’s not the case and need the community’s help to identify the young men the golfer caught in the act.

“He confronted the two males that were there and they had advised him that a relative owned the golf course and told them that it was okay to light this particular building on fire,” State Trooper Steve Limani said.

Police believe the young men live near the golf course because they rode bicycles to the scene.

The Norvelt Golf Course is offering an unspecified reward for info leading to an arrest in the case.

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