- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a Queens man is charged with setting a series of small fires at two shopping centers.

Fires were reported Monday afternoon at Macy’s in Queens Center, and in four stores at Rego Center. Fire officials say no one was injured.

The New York Times (https://nyti.ms/1eewS0i ) says Dereck Sumair has been charged with five counts of arson, four counts of reckless endangerment and three counts of criminal mischief.

Authorities believe there’s a connection to earlier fires at Rego Center.

There were small fires on Sunday at T. J. Maxx and Staples, and on Friday at Sears.

The name of the suspect’s attorney was not immediately known.

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Information from: The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com

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