Concerns after arson attack on convenience store in centre: "I don't know who would want to do something like this”
– We don’t have any problems with anyone. Many people are happy and thank us for working and staying open at night, he says.
Just before 2 am on Monday morning, someone smashed a window to the store on Östra Vallgatan in Kristianstad. The store was on fire moments later.
Police believe the perpetrator or perpetrators smashed a window and then poured flammable liquid and lit a fire.
A security guard was able to put the fire out. The emergency services praised the security guard as a hero.
The police have carried out a forensic investigation and will review footage from the new surveillance cameras.
The police would like to have information from witnesses who may have seen something at around 2 am at night, by Östra Boulevardens lower street numbers and Sommarroparken.
Taher Alsayed says that he will set up cameras in the store.
– These people are looking to hurt us. I don't know who would want to do that. If they want to steal, they can just smash a window, he says.
Taher Alsayed compares the incident with the explosion in the tobacco shop by Galleria Boulevard a few weeks ago.
– We have to help each other to solve this problem.