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More former workers charged with breaking into closed restaurant

Posted October 29, 2008 12:02 a.m. EDT

— Two more people are facing charges in connection with a burglary of an upscale Raleigh restaurant.

Prime Only Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, 505 W. Jones St., closed unexpectedly earlier this month.

Tuesday, authorities charged Samuel Bradford and Yannay Gur with breaking into the restaurant and stealing items. The men worked at the restaurant before it shut down, police say.

Another former worker, Dennis Carter, was arrested and charged Monday with breaking and entering.

The state Department of Labor has been investigating complaints from six former employees about bounced paychecks and unpaid wages.

A lawyer for the majority owner of the corporation that owns the restaurant business, Richard Bryant, told WRAL News that the bad economy forced the restaurant to shut down and that there was no money left. The restaurant did not own the property in the Powerhouse Square complex.