Man arrested after Hampstead Burger King robbery

A 25-year-old man from New York City was arrested Friday morning after police say he robbed a Hampstead Burger King.

Jacob Halberstam will be charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and theft over $100, according to a Carroll County Sheriff's Office press release.

Police said a call was received a 10:17 a.m. to report a robbery in progress at the Burger King on Brodbeck Road in Hampstead.

Responding deputies were advised that a male with a gun had held up the restuarant and left the location with an undisclosed amount of money, according to police.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene within a minute and were able to capture and take Halberstam into custody after he was seen fleeing the scene, police said.

Further investigation revealed that before the robbery, Halberstam also committed a theft from the Hampstead Walmart, which the store is handling internally, according to police.

Anyone who might may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Det. Michael Lare at 410-386-5900.

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