30 fires set: Vienna police catch firecrackers from Hietzing
A Viennese is said to have set a total of 30 fires in the Hietzing district between October 2021 and mid-March 2022. Waste or old clothes containers were mainly set on fire. The damage caused is said to be around €100,000. Now the fire devil could be caught.
It is thanks to the tireless investigative work of officials that the suspect (21) has now been arrested. He is considered an urgent suspect.
The officers arrested the man in his apartment in Liesing. During the police interrogation, he did not confess. He is in custody.
The man is no stranger. He has already been investigated for several offenses in the past. The investigators cannot rule out that further unexplained arson attacks can be attributed to the accused.
In #Hietzing between October and March, a man set a total of 30 fires & caused damage of around €100,000.
Through meticulous investigative work, our colleagues managed to track down and arrest the perpetrator. #press releases https://t.co/j6qr6vFTbo pic.twitter.com/YS9HD6MkiK
— VIENNA POLICE (@LPDWien) March 19, 2022