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Police: Would-be Pentagon City robber loses loot during escape

Suspect headed toward Rosslyn Metro station without merchandise

On July 8 at 4:57 p.m., a man entered a business in the 1000 block of South Hayes Street, concealed merchandise in bags and left without paying, Arlington police said.

The suspect was confronted by two loss-prevention personnel, who attempted to detain him, police said. A struggle ensued, and the suspect shoved one of the loss-prevention personnel.

The suspect dropped the stolen merchandise and fled on foot toward the Rosslyn Metro station.

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts.