MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a Manchester man posed as a gas station attendant and then took off with the customer’s cash.
Manchester police say 46-year-old Ariel Mejias (ma-HE-asz) walked up to a patron getting out of his car at the NH Convenience Store Monday morning and offered to pump his gas for him.
When the customer agreed, police say, Mejias asked him for cash in advance so he could activate the pump. Police say he took the customer’s cash into the store, but didn’t return.
Investigators say there were able to identify Mejias and arrest him in the common bathroom of a nearby apartment house.
Police had to pull the suspect from a corner of the bathroom and charged him with theft and resisting arrest.