61-year-old woman arrested for suspected arson after setting bicycles on fire in Tung Chung

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28th February 2024 – (Hong Kong)  Police officers conducted targeted patrols in high-risk areas of Tung Chung earlier today, where a series of arson cases involving abandoned bicycles had occurred over the past month. During their patrol, officers noticed a suspicious woman and suspected her of using a lighter to set bicycles on fire. They immediately approached and intercepted her. Following an investigation, the local woman, identified as Wong (61 years old), was arrested on suspicion of arson and is currently being detained for further questioning. During the arrest, officers seized a lighter from the woman. Authorities are currently investigating whether she is involved in any other previous arson incidents.