New Jersey Man Arrested In Connection To String Of Arsons And A Robbery

Source: MEGA; Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Aug. 1 2022, Published 2:09 p.m. ET

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After a series of arsons and a robbery in New Jersey, a suspect has been caught, officials said.

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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.

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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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