A Utica man was arrested recently in connection with a Sept. 16 larceny at the New Hartford Walmart.
A Utica man is accused of stealing nearly $3,000 worth of cigarettes from the Walmart in New Hartford
NEW HARTFORD — A Utica man was arrested recently in connection with a Sept. 16 larceny at the New Hartford Walmart.
Alen Pajazetovic, 30, is accused of stealing $2,922 worth of cigarettes from the store, and faces multiple charges including burglary and grand larceny, New Hartford police said.
Police say a male suspect, now believed to be Pajazetovic, entered Walmart in the early morning hours of Sept. 16 and attempted to remove a box containing 30 cartons of cigarettes from an area of the store that’s blocked off from customers.
A female employee confronted the suspect as he was trying to leave and was knocked down in the ensuing struggle over the box, police said. The suspect then fled the store with the stolen cigarettes, they said.
Pajazetovic is charged with felony third-degree robbery, felony third-degree burglary, felony fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree harassment, which is a violation, police said.
He was arraigned in New Hartford town court and sent to Oneida County jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or bond, police said. He’ll return to court at a later date.