Youth charged over fire at Cockburn Gateway shopping centre

Youth charged over fire at Cockburn Gateway shopping centre

ARSON Squad investigators have charged a 17-year-old boy as a result of their investigation into a fire at Cockburn Gateway shopping centre on May 1.

Police allege that about 12.50pm, the youth – in company with another teenager – set fire to clothes on a rack in a department store.

The fire activated the overhead fire suppression.

The damage bill is estimated at $20,000.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with criminal damage by fire and is due to appear in the Perth Children’s Court today.

Inquiries are continuing and investigators still wish to speak to the teenager pictured below who they believe can assist with this investigation.

He is described as described as fair skinned with a slim build and wearing a red shirt with a yellow insignia, black pants and a green baseball cap.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.

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