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Florida police arrest thief who broke into a Wendy’s and grilled himself a burger

Ham-burglar: Florida police arrest thief who broke into a Wendy’s restaurant and grilled himself a burger before robbing the store’s safe

  • Martin Benson, 34, was arrested by officers on Saturday and charged with burglary, grand theft, and attempted burglary for his bizarre crime 
  • The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect forced his way into a Wendy’s in Jensen Beach, Florida, by smashing a window with a brick 
  • The ham-burglar then fired up the grill and made himself some dinner before walking away with cash from the safe 

Martin Benson, 34, was arrested by officers on Saturday and charged with burglary, grand theft, and attempted burglary for his bizarre crime

Florida Police are on the hunt for a brazen burglar who broke into a fast food restaurant and cooked himself a snack before robbing the store’s safe.

Martin Benson, 34, was arrested by officers on Saturday and charged with burglary, grand theft, and attempted burglary for his bizarre crime. 

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect forced his way into a Wendy’s in Jensen Beach, Florida, by smashing a window with a brick. 

The ham-burglar then fired up the grill and made himself some dinner before walking away with cash from the safe. 

He then when to another Jensen Beach restaurant where he helped himself to yet more food and money. 

Authorities say the man also tried to rob a gas station, but could not break in.

Martin County Sheriff’s Department, said: ‘Road Patrol Deputies arrested 34-year old Patrick Benson this morning. 

The ham-burglar then fired up the grill and made himself some dinner before walking away with cash from the safe

The ham-burglar then fired up the grill and made himself some dinner before walking away with cash from the safe

The Martin County Sheriff's Office says the suspect forced his way into a Wendy's in Jensen Beach, Florida, by smashing a window with a brick

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect forced his way into a Wendy’s in Jensen Beach, Florida, by smashing a window with a brick

Authorities say the man also tried to rob a gas station, but could not break in

Authorities say the man also tried to rob a gas station, but could not break in

‘Benson was charged with burglary, grand theft, and attempted burglary after he was caught on video inside two Jensen Beach restaurants after hours. 

‘Benson used bricks or large rocks to break the glass windows to gain access. Once in, he casually worked his way around the establishments and selected the items he was going to steal. 

‘In one case, he fired up the grill and cooked himself a burger before stealing the safe. 

‘Following the release of information, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office received multiple tips from the community about who the suspected ‘hamburglar’ might be. Benson does face additional charges. For now, he remains at the Martin County Jail.’

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