Alleged firebug charged after blaze at Totally Adult store
POLICE have charged a man following investigations into a suspicious fire at the Totally Adult store in Bundaberg East early Sunday morning. The 58-year-old Svensson Heights man was charged with seven counts of wilful damage and one count of enter premises to commit indictable offence, relating to a string of incidents since throughout February. He is set to appear in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court on March 17. Ffire and smoke was observed from the building on Princess St just after 4:30am. Firefighters extinguished the fire but the building was extensively damaged. It was unoccupied at the time and no one was injured.
Suspicious fire at Bundaberg sex shop
POLICE are guarding the Totally Adult shop on Princess St, Bundaberg East, after a fire broke out last night that may have been deliberately lit.
Firefighters were called to the store at about 4.30am after a security guard noticed smoke coming from the building, a Queensland Police spokesman said.
Upon arrival the building was found to be engulfed in flames.
Firefighters were able to enter the building contain the blaze and pushed out the front window to ventilate it.
Lingerie-clad mannequins were littered around the front display this morning as police guarded the building.
They will wait for the building to cool down before the Criminal Investigation Branch investigates the suspicious fire.
"It appears two wheelie bins were placed against the back roller door and set alight," the QPS spokesman said.
More to come.