Three suspects were arrested by police following two early morning car fires, after two of them were seen running from the area shortly after one of the fires started.

Police say initial indications are that these two incidents may be related.

This after “a string of suspicious fires in a Devonshire neighbourhood”.

“Officers were called to a report of a vehicle fire involving a car in the Derwent Lane area at 1.15am on Friday (Jan 20),” a spokesman said.

“A resident told officers that the fire, as well as another small fire on the front porch of their home, had already been extinguished.

“The resident also reported having put out a small fire on front porch of their home.

“Previously, around 12:44am on Thursday (Jan 19), police received a report of a two-vehicle fire, two motorcars, also on Derwent Lane Devonshire,” he added.

“Two persons were reportedly seen running away from the area shortly after the fire started. The fire was extinguished by residents prior to the arrival Police and the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service.

“Three suspects have been arrested and taken into custody in connection with these two incidents. These matters are now under investigation. Initial indications are they may be related.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Inspector, Clifford Roberts, of the Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 717-0590 or via email croberts2@bps.bm.

“You may also call the main police number 295-0011 or, the non-emergency reporting number, 211.

“Alternatively, we urge you to share any information with a police officer you know.”