5 school buses set on fire in Brooklyn arson spree: police


NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police said they’re searching for a pair of arsonists who have been setting school buses on fire in Brooklyn this month.

The duo, believed to be a man and woman in their late teens or early 20s, have torched five empty school buses across East Flatbush in a nighttime arson spree, police said.

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Two school buses were set on fire on Nov. 1—one at Albany Avenue and Farragut Road around 8:20 p.m. and another on Avenue D around 11 p.m., according to police.

Two more buses were set ablaze on Nov. 12—one on East 49th Street around 1 a.m. and a second on East 45th Street around 6 a.m.

The most recent bus was targeted on Avenue D around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.

No injuries were reported in any of the arsons.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the two suspects on Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.