Teenager pleads guilty to Jamberoo IGA fire

A SYDNEY teenager has confessed to burning down the Jamberoo IGA supermarket in late 2012.

Joseph Fischer, 19, from Seven Hills, pleaded guilty to a single charge of intentionally damaging property by fire in Campbelltown District Court on Friday.

Fischer admitted to setting fire to the Allowrie Street store sometime between 3am and 6am on December 17.

He was arrested six months later.

Fischer was released on conditional bail ahead of his sentencing, which has been scheduled for October 20 at a district court sitting in Sutherland.

The rebuilt IGA was re-opened with much fanfare in April this year. 

IGA owners Trevor Fredericks and Carmel Goldsmith at the store re-opening.

IGA owners Trevor Fredericks and Carmel Goldsmith at the store re-opening.

Kiama mayor Brian Petschler at the re-opening of the supermarket.

Kiama mayor Brian Petschler at the re-opening of the supermarket.


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