November Burger King Robbery Suspect Charged & Arrested

Photo courtesy Ocean County Authorities

LACEY – On April 4, 2018, police arrested 20-year old David Ghalee of Mount Laurel for the bank robbery that occurred at the Burger King in the lacey Mall back in November 2017.

Ghalee was charged with 1st degree robbery, theft of moveable property, unlawful possession of a handgun, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

On November 26, 2017, the night shift manager at the Burger King was approached by a male with his face covered. The masked male suspect demanded the deposits and when the manager denied, the suspect pulled out what looked like a black, semi-automatic handgun and threatened to shoot him. The manager handed over $678 in a deposit bag and then the unknown suspect fled on foot.

The manager described the suspect as a thin, white male, around 20-30 years of age, possibly of Middle Eastern descent. The investigation used video surveillance, phone records, and GPS coordinates from cellular towers to identify the suspect.

Detective Sam Della Sala was the arresting officer on the case.

Although Ghalee resides in Mount Laurel, it was found that he once resided in Forked River, and was a former employee of Burger King

Ghalee is being held in the Burlington County Correctional Facility without bail. He was also lodged on numerous counts of commercial burglary that occurred in Maple Shade, Evesham, and Hainesport.