Hotel burglary charge sent to Grand Court

Safe with cash stolen at Treasure Island in 2012

A man accused of stealing a safe containing more than $60,000 from Treasure Island will appear before the Grand Court later this month. 

A charge of burglary was sent to Grand Court on Tuesday after defendant Brandon Reno Liberal elected to stand trial in the higher court. 

Liberal, 27, is accused, with others unknown, of entering the Treasure Island resort on Sunday, June 6, 2012, as a trespasser and stealing a safe containing in excess of $60,000 in both U.S. and Cayman currency. 

Chief Magistrate Nova Hall set Friday, Oct. 31 as the mention date for Grand Court. 

The process by which Liberal’s matter was committed took place through a video link, since the defendant is currently in custody at Northward Prison. Attorney John Furniss represented him in the courtroom. 

Liberal’s first Grand Court appearance in this case will have to be in person, Mr. Furniss indicated. 

Approval for the prison/court house video link was passed into law by the Legislative Assembly on January 31 this year; the link has been in use since June, with Summary Court matters dealt with on Tuesdays and Grand Court matters on Fridays.