The 29 telecommunications mast fires, all intentionally set since April, are not believed to be linked to the same criminal suspects, according to the police and the Public Prosecution Service (OM). The authorities also do not think the suspects were connected to one another or that they were organized by a single criminal group.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested by police on Tuesday in connection with a May 1 arson attack targeting a transmission mast a short distance outside of Maasbree, a village in Limburg.
Police received several tips from the public after having alerted people on May 22 to the appearance of the suspect's car. Officers were then able to apprehend the suspect. According to the police, the man is currently being held at a local station, where he will be interrogated by authorities.
The police are looking for a specific dark-colored car in connection with a transmission mast on the A67 near Maasbree being set on fire on May 1st. "The police are asking the public to assist in the investigation for this car and to share information about the possible escape route," the police said on Friday.