R100 000 on offer from Fidelity for information on ‘lone arsonist’ in Johannesburg

Fidelity Service Group is offering R100 000 reward to anyone with information that can help lead to the arrest of the alleged lone arsonist who is allegedly operating in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

In the latest incident that happened on April 7, a family home in Houghton gutted. Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Service Group, said in the past 16 months there have been reports of fire in homes in Bryanston, Houghton, Dunkland, Illovo, Hyde Park, and surrounding areas, and it is believed that the arsonist is behind the fires.

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Bartmann said Fidelity will follow up on all the leads it receives with the goal of arresting the suspect who is allegedly linked to the fires that have been reported in the northern suburbs. Fidelity is also running a tip-off for anyone who has information on the suspect to call 083-939-0300.

“We have been in consultation with other security providers in these areas and the police have escalated these cases as a high priority. We are hoping with additional resources and manpower deployed and the incentive offered, this will encourage anyone with authentic information to step forward and lead to a successful arrest,” Bartmann said.

In one of the latest incident, it is alleged that the arsonist beat an elderly man he found in a house before setting it alight. The arsonist was not deterred even after being seen.

Source: Times Live, Banoyi, Kempton Express, image from Times Live

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