A New Thriving Restaurant security guard was yesterday charged with stealing $1.5 million from the company.
It was alleged that on September 9, 2017, Travis Reynolds broke into the office of New Thriving Restaurant, Main Street and stole the money.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves told the court that Reynolds was working the night shift when the robbery occurred. Gonsalves added that the manager left the office at 12 pm and returned at 12 am and discovered the office door had been broken open. Reynolds was subsequently arrested.
Reynolds claimed that he was beaten at the Brickdam Police Station by officers who threatened his life. However, he said he did not confess to the allegations against him.
A plea was made for a reasonable bail by his attorney, Paul Fung-A-Fat, on the grounds that Reynolds, a father, had been in police custody since last Wednesday. He was granted his release on $60,000 bail and the case was adjourned until October 2.