🚓 NJ man accused of pretending to be cop

🚓 Police say man pulled over driver, stole cell phone

🚓 Man was arrested days later in traffic stop

FREEHOLD – A 46-year-old man was arrested days after he allegedly pulled over a driver and pretended to be a local police officer before stealing a cell phone, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago.

Anthony Burke, of Freehold Borough, has been charged with fourth-degree impersonating an officer and second-degree robbery — as well as four counts of third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

(Townsquare Media)
(Townsquare Media)

On Sep. 17 in Freehold Township, Burke was in his own pickup truck when he pulled over a driver and before taking off, stole the victim’s cell phone, Santiago said.

Days later, Burke was arrested on Wednesday evening during a traffic stop in Freehold Borough.

Freehold man accused of pretending to be cop, personal truck (MCPO)
Freehold man accused of pretending to be cop, personal truck (MCPO)

Anyone with further information about Burke’s activities in town or the surrounding areas, has been urged to contact MCPO Detective Kayla Santiago at 800-533-7443 or Freehold Township Police Officer Charles Lasky at 732-462-7500.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-671-4400, by using the free P3 Tips mobile app or by going to the website.

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