An ar­son­ist’s tag?

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By EMMA WHITTAKER

PO­LICE are hop­ing dis­tinc­tive graf­fiti will lead them to a sus­pected ar­son­ist.

The graf­fiti was found at the scene of two de­lib­er­ately lit fires on the same street on the week­end.

A couch was set alight un­der a car­port on Cardi­gan St, West­ern Springs, around 11.10pm on Satur­day.

Quick-think­ing neigh­bours pulled the couch away from the house so the fire didn’t spread, con­sta­ble Lucy Horne says.

Dis­tinc­tive graf­fiti done with a green marker pen was found nearby.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called out again around 2.40pm when a boat on a trailer was re­ported as be­ing on fire, also on Cardi­gan St.

The boat, a ve­hi­cle and a build­ing had been tagged with the same graf­fiti.

No­body was in­jured in ei­ther fire but the dam­age to the boat was sig­nif­i­cant, Ms Horne says.

‘‘Be­ing so close to the house, it had the po­ten­tial to be quite dan­ger­ous. It’s just lucky it didn’t spread.’’

A veg­e­ta­tion fire on Myr­tle St is also be­ing looked into.

Recog­nise this: This graf­fiti was found at the scene of two fires.

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