NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a man arrested following a recent burglary in Norfolk could be responsible for up to 10 more in the area.

Thursday evening, Norfolk police officers were called to a burglary alarm at Big Al’s Mufflers & Brakes at 287 East Little Creek Road.

When they got to the scene, officers say they saw a man crawling out of the store. Following a brief pursuit, the alleged suspect was taken into custody.

50-year-old Roger L. Hess Jr. has been charged in connection with this burglary along with four other burglaries that occurred at several businesses on Wards Corner since Dec. 26.

Police say they later discovered he was responsible for at least four other break ins at Wendy’s, Subway, Taco Bell and La Botica Hispana.

Court Documents show he stole items worth up to $1,000 from La Botica Hispana, Subway, and Big Al’s.

All five businesses are within a mile of each other in the Wards Corner area.

Detectives added that Hess could be connected to additional burglaries.

Below are recent burglary incidents police say are connected with Hess:

  • Offense Date: 12-26-22
    • Time: 3:25 a.m.
    • Location: 208 E. Little Creek Road (Wendy’s)
  • Offense Date: 12-28-22
    • Time: 12:43 a.m.
    • Location: 7550 Granby Street (Subway)
  • Offense Date: 12-28-22
    • Time: 5:25 a.m.
    • Location: 227 E. Little Creek Road (Taco Bell)
  • Offense Date: 12-28-22
    • Time: 11:45 p.m.
    • Location: 7552 Virginian Dr. (La Botica Hispana)
  • Offense Date: 12-29-22
    • Time: 7:15 p.m.
    • Location: 287 E. Little Creek Road (Big Al’s Mufflers and Brakes)

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