George P. Crotty, 40, of Everett was arrested on May 13, after the store manager contacted police and said that a shoplifter had just stolen two cameras valued at $499 each.
Police said Crotty left the plaza in a blue Mercedes Benz, which they found and stopped moments later on the on-ramp to Route 93.
Apple store managers said Crotty is suspected of allegedly stealing from the store on several other occasions, said police.
He was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a license, and larceny of property over $250. Police searched his car and recovered the stolen merchandise.