By Lucas DaPaz
It is alleged that the boy was in company with another teenager, set fire to clothes on a rack in a department store around 12.50pm. The fire activated the overhead fire suppression leaving $20,000 worth of damage.
The 17-year old has been charged with Criminal Damage by Fire and is due to appear in the Perth Children’s Court today.
Inquires are continuing and investigators still wish to speak to the to the teenager pictured below who they believe can assist with this investigation.
He is described as fair skinned with a slim build and wearing a red shirt with a yellow insignia, black pants and a green baseball cap.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.