On Aug. 7 at 5:03 a.m., an man entered a store in the 2000 block of Clarendon Boulevard and began selecting alcohol beverages, Arlington police said.
An employee informed the customer that alcohol sales could not be completed prior to 6 a.m., but the customer ignored the comments, police said.
Another employee attempted to intervene, at which time the suspect pushed him and exited the store with the unpaid merchandise. A short time later, police said, the suspect returned and threw one of the stolen items at the employee before leaving again and fleeing in a white van.
The suspect is described as a black male, 30 to 35 years old, 6 feet tall.