An 11-year-old Coconut Creek boy was arrested and charged with arson on Thursday, according to Coral Springs Police.
The child is accused of starting two fires at a Kohl’s clothing store located at 9001 Atlantic Blvd., police said.
The first occurred on Jan. 9, at about 8:25 p.m., when flames were ignited inside the women’s department. Detectives discovered an accelerant was used and witnesses saw a young boy running from the area, police said.
At around 12 p.m. Thursday, another fire was started inside the women’s department of Kohl’s using an accelerant. This time witnesses gave a detailed description of the boy seen running from the area. Investigators located the young suspect sitting outside the Coral Square Mall, they said.
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Police are urging anyone with information about these arsons to contact Det. Michael Savasta of the Coral Springs Police Department at 954-346-1773.