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HAMPTON --A Hampton man is accused of attacking a clerk who tried to stop him from stealing items from a beauty supply store.

Hampton Police say 44-year-old Marcus Antonio Pearson hid items he'd taken from Gloria Beauty Supply on E. Pembroke Ave. late Wednesday morning.

The clerk tried to stop him to get the items back, but Pearson got away and drove off, authorities stated.

He was arrested later in the day on charges of robbery and assault and battery.

The employee was treated for minor injuries, said Cpl. Mary Shackelford.

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