Anne Arundel County police arrested a Pasadena man Thursday in connection to a gas station robbery the day before.
Frank Helsel, 43, was charged with armed robbery, robbery and assault. Police said Helsel entered a 7-Eleven store around 1 a.m. Wednesday at 8930 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena, walked behind the counter and brandished a knife. Helsel then demanded cash and the store clerk complied, handing over an unknown amount of money, police said.
Police said Helsel then fled on foot. Officers search the area but were unable to locate him that night. County commercial and bank robbery detectives identified Helsel and arrested him the next day. He is being held without bond.
It is not immediately clear as of Friday if Helsel has legal representation.