MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police have arrested an alleged serial burglar who they say has been targeting the south side of the city for several weeks.
The Hennepin County Attorney charged Charles Medgar Hall, 48, with two counts of second-degree burglary on Tuesday.
According to Minneapolis Police, nine burglaries occurred between July 13 and Aug. 3 in secured, underground parking garages in south Minneapolis. Each time, the suspect broke into vehicles by smashing the window or prying open the car doors to get items inside, such as stereos, GPS units and money.
Police said the suspect also broke into storage lockers and stole other items, including bicycles.
In all, police said the suspect broke into at least 52 vehicles on his crime spree.
Police said Hall is the primary suspect in all of the burglaries, though he’s only been charged with two so far. Hall has allegedly confessed to committing several more, according to police. He is currently being held in the Hennepin County Jail.
The Minneapolis Police Department’s Fifth Precinct Property Crimes Unit said they suspect Hall committed other vehicle burglaries that have not yet been reported.
Anyone with information on these cases or who needs to report a motor vehicle theft is asked to call the Fifth Precinct Property Crimes Unit at 612-673-3591.