A MAN has denied stealing more than £16,000 from The Food Warehouse and breaking in to the store to take a CCTV system and money.

Richard Lewis, 37, appeared at Swansea Crown Court charged with theft by an employee and burglary.

It was alleged that Lewis stole £16,155 from The Food Warehouse whilst he was employed by the company on between July 1 and December 1 in 2021.

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He was also alleged to have entered The Food Warehouse in Cross Hands as a trespasser on December 17, 2021, and stole a CCTV system and £818.03 in cash.                 

Lewis, of Cwmfelin Way in the Waun Wen area of Swansea, pleaded not guilty to both charges.

The defendant was re-admitted to bail, and will face a trial from January 13, 2025.