Many Others Involved Though
POLICE IN BERLIN, GERMANY, ARRESTED TWO PEOPLE, a man and a woman, Tuesday after they were observed setting fire to a parked BMW automobile at 5:25 am. The car was completely destroyed and the two autos on each side of it were heavily damaged. A greatly increased police presence is in the city following the arson spree of two weeks ago when more than 70 cars were torched over a 5-day span.
The BMW from Tuesday morning. (dpa)
Firegeezer reported HERE on the activity during the past four years where groups have been maliciously burning nearly 900 cars around the city, some of them politically motivated extremist groups, while others have been copycat arsonists doing it for the fun of it. Read the article for the details of how they operate.
Early Tuesday morning a neighbor observed the two culprits looking around the parked BMW in a suspicious manner and then shortly after they walked away, the car lit up on fire. The witness notified the police and gave them a detailed physical description of the pair and they were picked up in the area shortly after that.
Berliner Morgenpost interviewed the eyewitness in this video report:
Following the outburst of arsons two weeks ago, the Federal police service moved 650 officers from around the country into Berlin for additional resources to track down and catch the arsonists. One hundred of them are investigators assisting the Berlin detectives. The two people picked up the other night, a 27-yr.-old man and a 23-yr.-old woman are not considered to be part of the political factions, but rather "free-lancers" acting independently. They were released on bond Wednesday.
Thanks to Christian Lewalter / FWNetz
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