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Posted: 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
Police said a serial burglar could have caused a gas explosion while stealing copper pipe from a Sheraden home recently.“It makes me angry, very angry that I’ve got to deal with this,” said neighbor Jason Sheffey.Police said Anthony Sabat broke into a home on Adon Street and ripped most of the copper pipe and wires from the basement. The incident happened in September, and Sabat was charged this week.Sabat allegedly pulled several gas lines from the walls of the home, and that could have caused a gas explosion.
The homeowner’s son was asleep on the second floor at the time, police said.Sabat had been arrested for three similar copper pipe burglaries in Sheraden, according to police.On Sept. 13, police said they caught him in the act at a home on Merwyn Avenue.Ten days later, police said he was arrested for two more copper pipe burglaries in the area.
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