MINNEAPOLIS - An arrest has been made in connection with the burglary and vandalism of a south Minneapolis mosque.

The Minneapolis Police Department arrested the man late Tuesday night and say they believe he's a suspect in at least 10 other burglaries.

Officials with the Umatul Islam Center, on Lake Street and 2nd Avenue South, previously reported seeing a white man in his 50s on surveillance video, breaking doors and windows at the mosque on Feb. 24.

The Islamic center houses the mosque, a weekend school for children and outreach services.

The damage was estimated at more than $5,000.
The damage was estimated at more than $5,000.

Members of Umatul Islam Center's executive board say besides breaking windows and doors, the thief stole equipment and files. The damage is estimated to total more than $5,000.

It is the second incident in the past month at the mosque. Officials said at the time, the man in the surveillance video resembled a suspect who tried unsuccessfully to break in previously.

Gov. Mark Dayton went to visit the mosque and meet with leaders on Sunday, calling the vandalism "un-Minnesotan."

More information about the suspect will be released at a press conference at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.