Walnut Creek Amphitheatre robbery suspect facing new charges

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The man arrested in connection with that brazen heist at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre was back in court on Thursday.

Adjani Bryant is accused of robbing the Amphitheathre with two other armed suspects on Monday.

Police said three armed suspects walked into the business office, including Bryant, robbed it of cash and took employees' wallets and cellphones just after 11:30 a.m.

A Wake County Sheriff's deputy arrested 22-year-old Bryant a short time later.

The state issued new warrants on Thursday due to administrative problems with the old ones. That's why Bryant is now facing a dozen new charges, but for the same crimes.

The judge read the warrants again, which include six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, five counts of second-degree kidnapping, and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

According to the new warrants, Bryant and the two other suspects got away with $497,000. Officers and K-9s followed a trail of cash and clothes into the woods, which led them to a home on Friendly Drive.

Police said that's where they found more money, at a shed in the backyard. The warrants also show the suspects filled book bags with cash, locked employees in a freezer, and ran away.

Bryant's bond is set at $750,000, but he told the judge he thinks that's too high and asked for it to be lowered.

"I don't really have a criminal history for anything that major, and these charges are being alleged. Nobody has proven anything of that nature," Bryant said in court. "I don't think that's almost a quarter million dollars away from a million dollars is fair at all."

Police are still looking for two other suspects.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP.

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