A 45-year-old Arlington man was arrested and charged with robbery this week after police said he left his name and address at the scene of the crime in Ballston.
Matthew Martin entered a store in the 4200 block of North Wilson Boulevard between 2 and 2:15 p.m. on Labor Day, according to police.
While inside, he picked up several DVDs, intending to buy some but concealing others, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told Patch.
After paying for some of the DVDs, a clerk confronted him about the ones that he had concealed. Martin became irate, pulled out a knife and threatened the clerk before running out of the store, Sternbeck said.
Martin's information, including his name and address, were on the receipt for the purchases he made, Sternbeck said.
Police arrived at the store, talked to the clerk and took the receipt. They went to the address on it and found Martin there, Sternbeck said. He was taken into custody.
No one was injured, Sternbeck said. He wasn't sure what kind of knife was used, and he would not reveal the name of the store involved.