Police in Komae, Tokyo, said Wednesday they have arrested a 17-year-old youth over eight suspicious fires that occurred within one hour in a residential area on Tuesday night.
According to police, the first fire occurred at around 6:15 p.m. when a cover on a motorbike outside an apartment building was set on fire, Fuji TV reported. Then a cardboard box was set alight at a garbage pickup spot outside a condo. Soon after that, there were four fires on the stairwell of a nearby condo. Then two motorbikes were set on fire. In total, there were eight fires within the hour, police said.
Police found the suspect holding matches near the scene of where the two motorbikes were torched and said he has confessed to the arson spree.© Japan Today