Arrested for the pastry fire, investigating judge: ‘Paid criminals’

(ANSA) – MILAN, 03 JAN – Despite their “very young age, they demonstrated a high degree of criminal professionalism” and lent themselves to “acting as a long arm” for “unknown” principals in exchange for “a few hundred euros” . The investigating judge Anna Magelli writes it in the precautionary custody order in prison against five young people, between 18 and 20 years old, accused of having set fire to the ‘I 4 Mastri Grecchi’ pastry shop in the Piazza Piola area on 19 October Milan.

As stated in the provision, carried out today in the investigation by the carabinieri, coordinated by prosecutor Stefano Civardi, three of those arrested, Dennis Picarella, Bruno Carlo Affinito and Marco Stilo, on 28 December last were “planning, through the exchange of messages with never explicit” on WhatsApp, “a new arson attack probably against the same pastry shop”. Picarella wrote: “But shall we go?”. And Affinito replied: “Do we have tools? And staff?”. Stilo’s brother, we still read in the documents, worked in the pastry shop. Claudio Russo Introito and Davide Ventura were also arrested.

Among the elements in the investigation file also the images of the surveillance cameras of the area from which it emerged that one of the members of the gang, the one “who actually started the fire”, was wearing a Juve tracksuit. Suit, we read, “identical to the one worn by Stilo Marco in a photograph he posted on a social profile”. .