2009-09-04 / Top Stories

FR Woman Charged With Inwood Arson

By Nicholas Briano

Gabrielle McLean, 20, of Far Rockaway. Gabrielle McLean, 20, of Far Rockaway. A Far Rockaway woman was arrested and charged with arson last week for allegedly starting a fire inside a dollar store in Inwood, according to police.

Gabrielle McLean, 20, of 413 Beach 29 Street, allegedly set a shirt on fire with a cigarette lighter while inside the dollar store at 450 Sheridan Boulevard last Thursday. According to reports she was angry at management for her recent demotion to cashier.

Three other employees were in the store at the time of the fire, which caused an estimated $60,000 in damages, police said. The Inwood Fire Department responded to the fire shortly after 8:00 p.m., putting out the fire with ten trucks and 60 firefighters.

McLean has been charged with arson and was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.

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