Cyprus Mail

Man sets fire to palm tree, customs warehouse damaged

Police are trying to locate a man who set palm trees on fire that spread onto a customs warehouse in Limassol early Friday and damaging goods and cars kept inside.

Police said they were alerted at around 1.50am that a man had set a palm tree on fire in Serifos Street, and that a few minutes later two more palm trees in the same area that were next to the fence of the customs warehouse were also on fire.

The flames spread onto a building located on Franklin Roosevelt Avenue and damaged confiscated goods stored there such as women’s counterfeit handbags, coffee, and alcoholic beverages.

Two cars were also damaged that belonging to private individuals that were stored in the warehouse.

The damage is not estimated yet.

Police have collected evidence and are trying to identify the man who had set the palm trees on fire.



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