Suspicious Moe bin fires

Latrobe Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses following a series of suspicious bin fires in Moe earlier this week.

Emergency services were called to a fire in a bin in a carpark on George Street just before 12.30am on Thursday 17 September.

Emergency services were again called to a fire in a donation bin on Fowler Street around 1am on Friday 18 September.

On Saturday 19 September just after 4.35am a fire was located in a bin in a carpark on George Street.

A short time later another fire was located in a bin on Fowler Street which had spread causing minor damage to a nearby building.

A further bin fire was located in a laneway off Albert Street a short time later.

Whilst searching for offenders, police located more fires in bins at a business on Albert Street and a business on George Street.

A 42-year-old Moe man was arrested a short distance away and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incidents or with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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