It happened last Saturday around 10:30 a.m. at the Family Fare store in the 200 block of Rowan Street.
At the counter, a suspect stuffed several cell phone chargers down his pants while the clerk was not looking. When the clerk confronted the suspect about the stolen property, the suspect assaulted the employee and ran away.
The suspect is described as a black male about 5-foot-9 inches tall with a dark complexion and possible acne scars on his face.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about the crime is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 of CrimeStoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).