Fire in a pastry shop in Milan, 5 young people arrested

(ANSA) – MILAN, 03 JAN – They set fire to a pastry shop in Milan, near Piazza Piola, on 19 October last year. At dawn today, for that attack, the Carabinieri of the Provincial Command of Milan arrested five young people in the Milan area and in the province of Agrigento, all Italians between the ages of 18 and 20, held jointly responsible for the crimes of fire and aggravated damage.

The military carried out a precautionary custody order in prison issued by the investigating judge of the Court of Milan at the request of the local Dda.

The Carabinieri, coordinated by the Dda of Milan, combining the traditional investigations with technical activities and the study of social networks, ascertained that at 1.30 am on 19 October the five subjects, one of whom is employed right at the pastry shop, after having practiced a cut in the gate valve with a hose, they poured a large amount of flammable liquid into the room. Set the flames, the fire devastated the business (the subject of two other similar episodes in the previous months) while the perpetrators fled in a rental car. According to the carabinieri, the gang was planning another raid in the same way.

Following the searches carried out this morning against the five arrested and three other subjects, indirectly involved in the affair, the clothes and the hose used during the attack were found, around 15 grams of cocaine divided into doses, 45 grams of hashish and material for cutting and packaging the drug, guarded by a supporter of the gang.

A handgun without a red cap was also found in the house of one of the suspects. The five arrested were transferred to the San Vittore prison in Milan and to the Agrigento prison. .