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Teenagers cuffed for torching parked school buses at night in Brooklyn (UPDATED) | amNewYork

Teenagers cuffed for torching parked school buses at night in Brooklyn (UPDATED)

The suspects behind a school bus arson pattern in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Photos courtesy of NYPD

Two young adults in Brooklyn were cuffed early Sunday morning for allegedly setting a number of parked school buses on fire during an arson streak this month. 

Samuel Czhine, 18, and Shamell Jervey, 18, of Schenectady Avenue face third-degree arson charges for the series of blazes. Police sources believe they are boyfriend and girlfriend.

The NYPD released video footage on Friday night of the two alleged firebugs responsible for the pattern within East Flatbush and the confines of the 67th Precinct.

No injuries have been reported in connection with the arson streak. Each of the incidents occurred after school hours while the buses were parked and empty.

Cops said the first bus was torched at 8:22 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the northwest corner of Albany Avenue and Farragut Road, adjacent to Paerdegat Park. That same night, they also set fire to a second bus parked in front of apartment building at the corner of Avenue D and Schenectady Avenue at about 11 p.m. 

Nearly two weeks later, on Nov. 12, the firebugs struck again, torching a school bus parked across from P.S. 208 along East 49th Street at about 12:54 a.m. Hours later, they set a school bus ablaze along East 45th Street, near P.S./I.S. 109, at about 6:16 p.m.

Finally, cops said, the duo torched a school bus parked in front of the St. Catherine-St. Therese Catholic Academy at 4410 Avenue D at 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 19.

During their investigation, detectives obtained the footage of the two alleged firebugs recorded inside a grocery store near P.S. 208 shortly before the early morning arson incident on Nov. 12.

This story was updated on Nov. 22 at 9:40 a.m.

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