$1.5M stolen from New Thriving Restaurant, security guard charged

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New Thriving Restaurant on Main Street

A 29-year-old security guard of Plaisance (East coast of Demrerara) was on Monday hauled before Magistrate Judy Latchman where he was charged for allegedly breaking and entering into the office of the New Thriving Restaurant on Main Street Georgetown and carting off with some $1.5M on September 9, 2017.

According to the Police case, Travis Reynolds was working the night shift when the Manager secured his office and left the restaurant around 12:30 hrs. Upon his return the following day, he discovered his office door opened with the said monies missing.

The matter was reported to the Police, leading to the arrest of the accused and the present charges were laid against him.

Defense Counsel Paul Fung-A-Fat appeared on behalf of Reynolds who denied any knowledge of the offence while alleging that he was beaten by the Police at Brickdam Station in their failed attempt to secure a confession.

When the Magistrate questioned what evidence the police have against the accused, Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves replied that Reynolds is employed by the establishment for the mere purpose of protection and the premises was broken into “under his watch”.

The case continues on October, 2, 2017 and the accused was released on $60,000 bail after the prosecution did not object to bail.

 

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