MONDAY, SEPT 24: A 40-year-old man broke open a bank deposit box and stole deposits, a court heard today.

Ian Raynor pleaded guilty to damaging a Capital G no-wait deposit box with damage exceeding $60. He also admitted stealing numerous Capital G deposits containing an unknown amount of cash.

Both offences took place on September 20. 

The court heard Raynor was captured on video outside Capital G’s Reid Street location at 2:17am. He had a shirt covering his face and was looking at the no-wait deposit box.

Crown counsel Cindy Clarke told the court he returned at 3:03am and made an ATM transaction with his ATM card.

He then turned his attention to the deposit box. The court heard he pried the box open and removed numerous deposits.

At 8am that morning, the bank was notified and Raynor was arrested. He admitted taking the deposits to pay a cocaine debt.

He told the officers there was $340 in cash.

Addressing the court, Raynor said: “Words can’t describe how embarrassed I am about this.

“I have embarrassed my whole family.

“I sabotaged everything.”

He continued: “I just got a nice job at the hospital.

“I had to pay off this drug debt.

“I was taking antidepressants on top of alcohol and it impaired my judgment.”

Raynor said he could pay restitution and asked for a treatment programme.

But Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner said he had been helped in the past by court-ordered programmes for his previous convictions.

Raynor’s brother Mark told the court his brother does “extremely well” when he’s in treatment but then relapses.

“He needs to figure out why he had the relapses.

“It just puzzles the family because he does extremely well then something happens.”

Mr Warner adjourned the matter to November 8 and ordered pre-sentencing reports. Raynor was remanded into custody until then.