Police investigating a spate of arson attacks in Rome have arrested two men, aged 28 and 29, following one of the latest incidents last Saturday night. Since the end of June, some 300 parked cars, vans and scooters have been torched in a wave of destruction that has escalated in recent weeks, often damaging nearby buildings and public property. The pyromaniacs attack at night, usually setting alight several vehicles at a time. They have left their mark throughout the city but especially on the Roman periphery. The arrests were made on Saturday evening following the sighting of two suspects as they destroyed a car and sent flames soaring up to the fifth floor of a nearby apartment block. Police are yet to establish how many attacks the two suspects may be responsible for, and the theory that some of the incidents are copycat crimes remains plausible after the arrests were made a scooter was put to flame on Sunday night.
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