MANCHESTER — Police say a thief made it easy for them to track him down because he filled out a job application at the 7-Eleven before swiping two bottles of champagne from the store.
Chandra Gajmer, 18, of 91 West St., went to the 7-Eleven at 85 S. Main St. about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and began filling out a job application. The clerk, waiting on a customer, heard the sounds of bottles clanging together and looked up to see the job applicant leaving the store with two bottles of Andre champagne.
Police said the thief had given his name and address on the job application, and officers went to his nearby address, found Gajmer and the bottles of champagne.
Gajmer, who police said appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, was arrested and charged with theft and illegal possession of alcohol.
He is also charged with criminal trespass due to a previous incident on Dec. 5 at the same store when an officer banned him from entering the 7-Eleven at the request of management.
Gajmer pleaded innocent to the misdemeanors of theft by unauthorized taking and criminal mischief and the internal possession violation Wednesday in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division. Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety, and trial was set for Jan. 9, 2014.
Gajmer told Judge William Lyons: "I need to come to court tomorrow." Gajmer had failed to appear Oct. 3 in Circuit Court on Sept. 14 charges of disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of alcohol.