Repeat Offender Arrested

Guy Had Robbed Businesses in Richmond and Chesterfield

WRVA News
August 11, 2020 - 12:29 pm
Richmond Police arrest a man who had been previously arrested in Richmond and Chesterfield for commercial burglary. (Photo Credit: Richmond Police)

(Photo Credit: Richmond Police)

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(RICHMOND, Va.) -- A man previously arrested for several commercial burglaries in Richmond and Chesterfield County has been charged in connection with a commercial burglary that occurred last Friday.

Shortly after midnight last Friday, August 7, Richmond Police responded to the Family Dollar store in the 600 block of West Southside Plaza Street for a burglary in progress.

Officers found the suspect, Jamiyl A. Al-Malik, hiding in the store's stockroom. He is charged with burglary.

Al-Malik was also arrested July 21 of this year for a commercial burglary at Carytown Tobacco on East Main Street and on July 12 for a commercial burglary at Rasal Food Mart on Jeff Davis Highway. He was released on bond after both arrests.

Detectives with the Chesterfield Police Department also have charged him with three recent commercial burglaries.

Al-Malik was convicted of burglary and grand larceny, after breaking into the Dollar General store in the 3900 block of Walmsley Boulevard in May 2019. He was sentenced to five years in jail with four years suspended.