Two charged in connection with Walmart fires

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WATERLOO REGION — Two males have been arrested in connection to an investigation of arson at three Walmart store locations.

Waterloo Regional Police have arrested a 21-year-old man from Paris, Ont. and another young person. They have been charged with several offences including arson with disregard for human life and falsely setting off a fire alarm.

Police are not looking for any further suspects, a release from the police said on Sunday.

The fires were set in the paper towel and toilet paper sections at the stores in the Sunrise Shopping Centre, Stanley Park, and Bridgeport Plaza locations last week.

Police said further investigations revealed that fire alarms were discharged at a Cambridge store, as well as stores outside the Region of Waterloo.

Leah Gerber, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Waterloo Region Record