Security Guard charged with $1.5M robbery


A 29-year-old Queensway Security Guard appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, charged with breaking into the New Thriving Chinese Restaurant and stealing $1.5M.

Travis Reynolds of Graham Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, denied the allegation which read that on September 7, 2017 at Main Street, Georgetown he broke and entered the office of the New Thriving Chinese Restaurant and stole $1.5M.

His lawyer, Paul Fung-a-Fat told the court that his client has been blamed wrongfully for a crime which he did not commit. Noting that Reynolds was the security guard in charge of securing the office.

However, according to Police Prosecutor, Shawn Gonsalves, on the day in question the accused was posted to work the security nightshift at the Restaurant’s office. He said the Manager secured the office with the monies inside a box and left. Upon his return, at about 00:40 hrs, the Manager discovered that the office was broken into and the cash was missing.

Magistrate Latchman released Reynolds on $60,000 and adjourned the matter to October 2, 2017.

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