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Man arrested after trying to steal tip jar from Arlington business

Police say the man was later arrested at the Virginia Square Metro station.

ARLINGTON, Va. — A D.C. man has been arrested after he tried to steal a tip jar from an Arlington business. Police say the theft was foiled by an employee at the location. 

Arlington County Police officers responded to the 900 block of N. Nelson Street around 1 p.m. on Sunday for a reported theft. Once on scene, officers learned the man entered the business and took the tip jar from the counter. An employee confronted the man and a struggle ensued, police said. Eventually the man threw the tip jar at the employee and ran out of the business. 

Police later arrested the man in the Virginia Square Metro station. Marquise McFadden, 22, was charged with robbery and possession of a controlled substance. He was held without bond, according to police.

Police did not specify what business in the Arlington block was impacted. 

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