A George Town man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of arson in connection with Tuesday’s fire involving two police vehicles.
The 32-year-old man had not been charged and was in police custody as of press time Wednesday. He was arrested around 3 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
The two new Royal Cayman Islands Police cars being outfitted for patrol service at a George Town auto dealership were set on fire early Tuesday.
One of the police cars was severely damaged by the fire which broke out where it was parked inside the security fence on the south side of the Vampt Motors Ford-Toyota dealership lot on Walkers Road. The second police vehicle, also parked in the same area, had its interior seats and steering wheel damaged by flames.
Four police vehicles were parked at the dealership lot at the time the fire broke out, but only two were damaged.
No one was injured and the vehicles were unoccupied at the time they caught fire, around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.