No bail for robbery trio

Three men who appeared before a Bridgetown Magistrate today on robbery charges were remanded to HMP Dodds.

They are: Leross Leandre Burnett, 27, of Bartletts Tenantry, Sargeant Village, Christ Church; Rachad Jackson Thomas, 21, of 1st Avenue, Vauxhall, Christ Church; and Dale Oneale Moore, 33, of Chapman Village, St Thomas.

Leross Leandre Burnett, Rachan Jackson Thomas & Dale Oneale Moore
Leross Leandre Burnett, Rachad Jackson Thomas & Dale Oneale Moore

Burnett is accused of entering the Silver Fox Arcade on October 13 as a trespasser, with a firearm, and stealing a safe valued $400, a laptop computer valued $400, and $10 366 in Barbadian currency belonging to Palace Amusement, as well as a cellular phone valued $800, belonging to Che Nurse, and $189.75 belonging to Rodney Russell.

Burnett is also jointly charged with Thomas. They allegedly entered the dwelling house of Robert Hawkesworth as trespassers on October 19, with guns, and stole a television valued $3 000, a computer tablet valued $600, a cellular phone valued $300, a pair of sun glasses valued $300, a car key valued $50, and seven keys valued $35.

Burnett is also accused along with Moore of entering the house of Terry Ramsay as a trespasser on October 11, again with guns.

It is alleged that the two stole a cellular phone valued $1 549, two bottles of cognac worth $1 400, a bottle of whiskey worth $180, a watch worth $1 500, and a digital video recorder worth $1 799 belonging to Ramsay, as well as $1 040 in cash belonging to Lystra Ifill.

The three were not required to plead to the charges.

However, when it came time for bail, police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson objected on several grounds: that the offences “touched and concerned” two police station districts, the nature and seriousness of the offence, and for the protection of society as it relates to the “intrusive [nature] . . . and invasion of property.”

“It is alleged to have occurred at night,” the prosecutor added.

Watson also revealed that police were searching for two other men “whose names have been called” and lawmen were “actively on that trial . . . seeking to find the persons in an unfettered way.”

The prosecutor also singled out Burnett, arguing that the accused was already out on bail, had several antecedents under the Theft Act, and if granted bail again, he would re-offend.

“[We submit] that all three accused be kept in custody, Sir. They are not fit and proper candidates to be granted bail at this time,” Watson argued.

However, Burnett’s attorney Naomi Lynton disagreed, arguing that her client had complied with all his bail conditions and was innocent until proven guilty.

She further argued that in relation to his past convictions, he had paid his debt to society.

Meantime, attorney-at-law Mohia Ma’at who represented Thomas, said although his client was currently on bail, he had no prior convictions.

Ma’at dismissed the prosecutor’s arguments that police where searching for other persons as having no merit.

Moore, who is unknown to the system, was not represented by legal counsel and simply told the court: “I would like bail. I don’t know what you can do for me.”

However, the magistrate remanded the three into custody until November 22 after pointing to the level of concern about gun crimes in society.

6 Responses to No bail for robbery trio

  1. harry turnover October 26, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Wunna gine bout wid guns teefing and robbing people and think that the Police din gine hold wunna ?
    If I was the Magistrate I woulda sentence wunna to 8 years in jail pronto and dun wid dat.
    It is people like dem IDIOTS that now got to come back on NOV.22nd that got the system clogged up.

  2. kathy-Ann Clarke October 26, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Oh yeah, get the streets cleaning up of the criminals.

  3. Alex Alleyne October 26, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Still you young thugs go find jobs you all out there with guns robbing and stealing. “Will just wind up in Air Jordan’s and spliffs”. Now go hold some DODDS. I hope while you are getting beat you will also be “kissed” …Young beef.

  4. jrsmith October 26, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Some of our Magistrate is at fault , giving the criminals bail, a senior Acting police officer said while people is out on bail they still carry on with the criminal activity , this lot scares the so and so out of you… the best thing keeping them of the streets at any costs….

  5. seagul October 26, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I see condemnation but,…. Freedom in the Caribbean is the freedom to be taken advantage of by government-supported plantation type hotels and big business, the freedom to be jobless and destitute, and un-represented by the corporate wolves called politicians. Many of the people hold the mainstream politicians in contempt but not enough…the majority of these agents are looting the pockets of the masses in parliamentary expenses.The economy of the islands with the cost of living is getting higher and higher—the price of fuel, gas food. The educational system…. This reality as it is only leads to violence and, the Caribbean’s standard of living generally would always get worst. There’s a lot of people to be condemned.

  6. Sherlock Holmes. October 26, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Sometimes i wonder if some of the laws in Saudi Arabia are that bad? A hand off here and there and these jackasses would come to heel.


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