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An arrest in connection with six burglaries at the Manassas shopping center

MANASSAS, Va. (WRIC) – Detectives from the Virginia Property Crimes Bureau have arrested a suspect in connection with several burglaries at a Manassas mall that took place in March.

Talal Hasan, 18, from Chantilly, was located in Alexandria and arrested on Wednesday May 10 and charged with six counts of burglary for the March incident. He is in custody and will appear in court at a date to be determined.

On the morning of March 14, officers arrived at the Promenade at Manassas shopping center in the 7600 block of Stream Walk Lane to investigate a series of burglaries at six businesses. Officers discovered that the glass doors of all businesses – identified as Subway, China Palace, Dollar & Gift, JD Haircuts, Sky Nails Spa and J&S Latino – had been smashed by a shopping cart.

The first burglary appears to have taken place on the subway around 2:30 a.m., according to a review of surveillance footage from the mall. After entering the businesses, the suspect went to the registers and stole an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing in a vehicle.

Anyone with additional information regarding the incident or any of the break-ins is encouraged to call the Prince William Police Service at 703-792-6500or contact Crime Stoppers at 703-792-7000.