Man arrested in connection with 2 business robberies in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- A man is facing charges in connection with two business burglaries in Downtown Hampton. 

Alexander James Donkin, 39, was arrested on July 16. 

Hampton Police say Donkin forced his way into a business on South King Street just before 11:30 p.m. and made away with a briefcase containing miscellaneous items. 

About 15 minutes later, officers were alerted to a business burglary at the Old Hampton Seafood on South Armistead Avenue. 

Police say Donkin broke the front window at the business, then removed the cash register and ran away. 

Officers apprehended Donkin shortly after. 

Donkin is facing Burglary and Grand Larceny charges. 

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