Police: Atlantic City man accused of starting fire as distraction to commit burglary

A man from Atlantic City was arrested in connection to a burglary of a restaurant, police say.
Officers say Earl Cooper, of Atlantic City, was wanted for breaking into Girasole on Pacific Avenue. They say he stole almost $700 worth of liquor.
Authorities say he also started a fire inside a nearby motel room as a distraction so he could commit the burglary.
They say nobody was injured in the fire.