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Possible motive found in alleged arson at Pittsfield convenience store

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 18, 2019 07:33 PM
Created: October 18, 2019 07:33 PM

There's a possible motive now in connection with the homeless man accused of setting fire to the A-Mart in Pittsfield.

NewsChannel 13's media partners at The Berkshire Eagle report 51-year-old Thomas Roberts was angry that he had been denied service at the store because he was intoxicated.

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He had been banned from the A-Mart in August for trying to start some milk crates on fire.

Police say Roberts was captured on video surveillance Tuesday night retrieving what appeared to be a cardboard box and paper bags from a dumpster outside the store and lighting them on fire.

He is charged with arson and is being held without bail.


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