Prosecutors: Man arrested for impersonating police officer, robbing driver in Freehold

During the fake stop, prosecutors say Anthony Burke stole the driver's phone.

Lanette Espy

Sep 26, 2023, 2:14 PM

Updated 273 days ago

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Monmouth County prosecutors say a Freehold man pretended to be a police officer to rob someone.
Prosecutors say Anthony Burke, 46, pulled someone over on Sunday, Sept. 17. During the fake stop, prosecutors say Burke stole the driver's phone.
During a traffic stop Wednesday in Freehold Borough, prosecutors say Burke was arrested. He was charged with impersonating an officer and second-degree robbery. He was also charged with four counts of third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Anyone with information about Burke’s activities in Freehold or the surrounding areas should 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 made at 1-800-671-440.


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