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ArlingtonPolice: Thief strikes store employee, arrested on Metrobus

Police: Thief strikes store employee, arrested on Metrobus

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On Aug. 4 at 3:22 p.m., an individual entered a business in the 4900 block of Columbia Pike, selected a beverage and attempted to leave without paying, Arlington police said.

An employee confronted the suspect, who ignored her and selected additional merchandise, police said. The employee attempted to stop him, during which time he struck her before fleeing on foot, police said.

Responding officers located the suspect on board a Metrobus and took him into custody, police said.

The suspect –29-year-old Raheem Freeman of Arlington – was arrested and charged with robbery, trespassing and two counts of shoplifting.

The victim did not require medical treatment, police said.

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