The store's surveillance system captured the incidents. The arsons included throwing a 'Molotov cocktail' at and on top of the building and pouring a flammable substance along the front of the business and lighting it on fire.
The business suffered exterior and interior damage during the incidents.
The Riverside Police and Fire Departments conducted a joint investigation and on Tuesday November 22nd arrested 42-year-old Riverside resident Willis Lee Simmons. On Wednesday November 23rd 49-year-old Moreno Valley resident Munir 'Mark' Hawara was arrested. 33-year-old Riverside resident Randy Allen Ramirez, already in-custody due to an unrelated case, was arrested and re-booked into the jail.
Members of the Riverside Police Department Vice Unit and California Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) also conducted an inspection of Munir 'Mark' Hawara's business, 'Tyler Market,' and will follow-up on possible administrative business sanctions.
All three suspects were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for charges that include arson and conspiracy.