A 19-year-old Dumfries man was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 8, in connection with four armed robberies of Dumfries businesses reported to police between Dec. 1 and Dec. 17.

Between those dates, a Pizza Hut, 7-Eleven and Boost Mobile store were robbed by an armed man who brandished a handgun and demanded money, according to Officer Renee Carr, spokeswoman for the Prince William County Police Department.

The Pizza Hut, at 17982 Main St. in Dumfries, was robbed at 10:23 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. The 7-Eleven, at 18075 Fraley Boulevard in Dumfries, was robbed at 10:31 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, and the Boost Mobile, located at 18069 Triangle Shopping Plaza, was robbed twice: at 2:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and at 6:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, Carr said in a news release.

Following a police investigation, Dalonta Dejon Gay, 19, of Whitehaven Drive in Dumfries, was arrested and charged with four counts of robbery and four counts of use of a firearm in commission of a robbery in connection with the incidents, the release said.

Gay’s bond was not immediately available. A court date has been set for Feb. 10, the release said.

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