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Man suspected of setting fire to rubbish bins in Punggol arrested

Man suspected of setting fire to rubbish bins in Punggol arrested

File photo of a police officer arresting a suspect. (Photo: Hanidah Amin)

SINGAPORE: A 50-year-old man suspected of setting fire to rubbish bins in Punggol has been arrested.

The police said in a statement that they received multiple reports of fires at three locations in Punggol - Edgefield Plains, Punggol Drive and Punggol Road - on Thursday (Sep 5) at about 12.10am.

Rubbish bins and discarded items were damaged by the fire. 

The man was arrested within 10 hours of the first report being made, police said.

He will be charged in court with mischief by fire.

If convicted, he could be jailed for up to seven years and fined. 

Source: CNA/nh(hm)

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