Police: Man allegedly sells $400K worth of stolen items from closed OKC restaurant
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
A man is accused of stealing and selling $400,000 worth of items from an Oklahoma City restaurant and bar that closed permanently on July 31.
The man owns a janitorial service company and was hired by the restaurant, Rock & Brews, to clean the building after it was completely shut down, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Harvey Gene Hawkins, 58, was given a key and told to clean the building over the next week. He then allegedly contacted a buyer and seller of restaurant equipment and sold items stolen from Rock & Brew.
Rock & Brews suffered a total loss of $400,000. The items that were stolen and sold ranged from ovens, fryers, refrigerators, coolers and prep tables, according to the affidavit.
All furniture, decorations, light fixtures, light switches and fans were also missing. Police say everything of value was stripped from the building.
Hawkins faces five counts of grand larceny for the crimes committed in August.
Hawkins turned himself in, was processed and posted a $5,000 bond on Monday.