Basically, say Sully District police, “Proactive policing and knowledgeable cops help keep our community safe.” That’s because their prior knowledge of a local resident’s criminal history helped them apprehend the person they believe is responsible for several commercial burglaries.
On Sunday, March 26, an officer from the Sully District Police Station was conducting morning business checks when he saw a shattered front door at Megabites Eatery, 14100 Sullyfield Circle in Chantilly. Police determined the burglar responsible for it had already left the scene and that cash was likely taken from the store.
Through surveillance footage, officers recognized the suspect, identified him as Talal Hasan, 19, of Chantilly, and discovered he had outstanding burglary warrants. They then went to his home and took him into custody.
Hasan was charged with 13 crimes altogether – including five counts each of burglary and destruction of property. He was also served with several other warrants for burglaries that happened over the past two months – plus one incident from a year ago. (See chart). He was arraigned March 27 and is scheduled for a May 23 preliminary hearing.
Anyone with information about these events or others is asked to call the detectives at the Sully District Police Station at 703-814-7000. Tips may also be submitted anonymously via Crime Solvers by phoning 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477).