Police Arrest Man for Assault, Theft

RICHLAND, Wash--  Police have arrested a man they say tried to steal from a Richland grocery store.    

21-year-old Mohamed Paya has been charged with assault and theft after trying to steal a bottle of beer from Safeway on George Washington Way.  Officers say Paya tried to start a fight when employees questioned him.  Then he took off. 

Police later found and arrested Paya.  They say this isn't the first time he's has tried to steal from this store.

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