19-year-old recycling bin arsonist arrested in Murcia

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THE POLICIA Local of Murcia arrested a 19-year-old man alleged to be the infamous arsonist of recycling bins across the city.

In recent months, over 55 bins in Santa Maria de Gracia and Vista Alegre have been reduced to ashes and on Sunday June 4, security cameras caught the firestarter in the act.

At 4.15am the young man was videoed in city opening a recycling bin and throwing something inside, he then made his way towards an adjoining street where he did the same before making a run for it.

Several Policia Local units gave chase to the arsonist, who was caught on the corner of calle Miguel de Cervantes and calle Don Quijote.

He was arrested and taken to San Andres District Commissary.

The arsonist, born and raised in Murcia, is said by the Department of Development to have caused some €44,000 worth of damage.

A student in the city of Cartagena, he is also believed to burnt numerous recycling bins across the university campus.

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