Four minors, all 13-14 years old, had been arrested for setting cars on fire in the previous days in Sint Joost.
Five cars have been torched the past few days in the Brussels suburb. The suspects used a self-made Molotov cocktail, which they prepared by pouring fuel into a plastic bottle. The minors are also suspected of setting a Christmas tree on fire in a town square.
According the their testimony it seems that four did it for amusement. They were not aware of the seriousness of the offense, according to the Brussels prosecutor.
Source: HLN (Dutch)