A security guard has been charged with stealing from co-workers at a provincial government facility in St. John's, although police are not commenting on where the theft is alleged to have happened.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the man, 31, worked as an overnight security guard and was employed by a private company.

The RNC said he faces 14 charges of theft and one count of mischief.

"The thefts were from employees who worked at the facility," the RNC said in a statement.

The man was arrested Sunday afternoon. The investigation had been underway for some time.

Police are also not commenting on which company employed him.