Posted: March 8, 2022, 1:30 a.m.
Last update: March 8, 2022, 01:45 a.m.
Michael Moore, general manager of the Sugar Factory in Las Vegas, was arrested on Tuesday for a series of robberies at the Fashion Show Mall restaurant. He allegedly stole more than $100,000 from the company last year.
Moore was released. He would be under surveillance. A preliminary hearing is scheduled at the local court in May for the case.
Money bags missing
The arrest stems from continued robberies which take place when an armored vehicle routinely picked up and carried bags of cash on Monday from the restaurant, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. A dozen bags appear to be missing, the report adds.
Additionally, Moore allegedly stole some $33,000 from a restaurant safe. Moore was seen in restaurant surveillance camera video taking cash from the safe, the Review-Journal said, based on a police report.
When confronted by a supervisor, Moore denied any wrongdoing, the report adds.
But the supervisor knew that Moore had recently purchased a Land Rover Range Rover SUV and a watch worth $40,000, the Review-Journal reported. This led the supervisor to become suspicious.
The sugar factory is on a two story site. A chocolate lounge is located on the upper level. The lower level has dining area. The restaurant chain has locations across the United States, as well as in foreign countries.
The thefts took place while Moore was awaiting the start of his trial in another case, the Review-Journal noted. That earlier case involved 23 counts of theft, according to the report.
A trial is expected to begin in June on the previous case.
Earlier arrest at fashion show mall
In an unrelated New Year’s Eve incident, two men were allegedly involved in two homicides on the Las Vegas Strip during attempted robberies. A shooting took place at the Palace Station Casino. The other was at the Fashion Show Mall. Both were in parking lots.
The suspects have been identified as 18-year-old Jordan Ruby and 20-year-old Jesani Carter, both of California. Everyone could face the death penalty. In total, they are charged with 13 counts. These include open murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, attempted robbery and conspiracy, reported KLASa local television channel.
The duo pleaded not guilty to the charges. They remain in custody at the Clark County Detention Center.