After a series of arsons and a robbery in New Jersey, a suspect has been caught, officials said.
Last week, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey announced charges against Anthony Sambogna, 24, in connection to the case. He was charged with second-degree robbery and three counts of second-degree aggravated arson.
Investigators said the first arson happened around 12:30 on July 25 when Sambogna started a fire in the parking lot of a high school. The fire went out on its own.
About 12 hours later, an accelerant was used to start a fire on natural gas meter lines leading to the back of a bagel shop, prosecutors said. That fire also went out on its own.
But it led to a shrub catching fire nearby an hour later.
As police identified Sambogna as a suspect in the arson, he was also connected as the suspect in a robbery of a pharmacy, prosecutors said. In that incident, he is accused of threatening a clerk and demanding the money in a cash register.
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