SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — San Francisco police have arrested a man suspected in a string of commercial burglaries across the city over the past three months. The suspect, 28-year-old San Francisco resident Molimau Masaniai, is alleged to have taken part in three break-ins during which a safe, cash registers and lottery tickets were stolen, according to police.

The first was on June 14 at a business in the 2300 block of Third Street, the second was on July 31 in the 1400 block of Haight Street and the third was Aug. 4 in the 600 block of Grant Street. All of the alleged burglaries happened when the businesses were closed, according to police.

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Officers used security camera footage from all three shops to help them identify Massaniai as a suspect. He was arrested Aug. 18 in the 100 block of Turk Street and officers were also granted a warrant to search his home.

Masaniai was booked into the San Francisco County Jail on seven burglary-related charges and his bail was set at $35,000. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or send a text to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.

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