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Freehold Man Charged with Impersonating an Officer, Robbery

Monmouth County

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Authorities in Monmouth County announced that a borough man has been arrested and charged in connection with two separate incidents, including impersonating a police officer.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago reported that Anthony Burke, 46, was charged with one count of both fourth-degree Impersonating an Officer and second-degree Robbery.

According to officials, Burke was also charged with four counts of third-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

Officials say the arrest is in relation to an incident that took place in Freehold Township on Sunday, September 17, 2023, where Burke attempted to impersonate a law enforcement officer by pulling over a driver, and prior to leaving, he then stole the victim’s cell phone.


Burke was arrested on Wednesday evening during a traffic stop in Freehold Borough, officials stated.

Authorities say anyone with information about Burke’s activities in Freehold or the surrounding areas is urged to contact MCPO Detective Kayla Santiago at 800-533-7443 or Freehold Township Police Officer Charles Lasky at 732-462-7500.