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Serial bandit arraigned on 10 charges, remanded to prison

Robbery accused, Shemroy Hackett leaving the Vigilance Magistrates' Court after he was arraigned for several robbery and related offences.

Robbery accused, Shemroy Hackett leaving the Vigilance Magistrates’ Court after he was arraigned for several robbery and related offences.

A man, who police labeled a “serial bandit” and gang member, was Thursday arraigned for 10 robbery and robbery-related offences that he allegedly committed in two months.

Twenty-seven year old Shemroy Hackett’s appearance in court followed his arrest in his home village of Bare Root, East Coast Demerara shortly after he and four others had allegedly robbed a grocer at Enmore, East Coast Demerara.

Vigilance Magistrate, Zamilla Ally-Seepaul refused bail and ordered that he attend three different courts on several dates depending on where the offences have been committed. Offences allegedly committed closer to Cove And John were adjourned until October 19, 2016; those allegedly perpetrated near Vigilance were adjourned to September 30 and the others that were allegedly committed near Sparendaam have been adjourned to October 13, 2016.

Hackett of Bare Root, East Coast Demerara was remanded to prison. Police Proecutor, Sherlock King opposed bail because the accused would continue to commit more offences if he is granted his pretrial liberty.

In the incident allegedly committed on the grocer on August 29, 2016 police said Hackett, being armed with a shotgun, robbed Hamid Ameer Ramlagan if GYD$3 million, one .32 Taurus pistol valued GYD$180,000, 15 rounds of .32 ammunition valued GYD$3,000, a quantity of gold jewellery and  Digital Video Recording (DVR) system. Police further alleged that on the same day, the accused was in possession of one 9MM pistol and 12 matching rounds without being the holder of a firearm license.

The prosecution further alleged that five days earlier on August 24, 2016 at Vryheid’ss Lust, East Coast Demerara, Hackett, in the company of others  and armed with a gun, robbed Elizabeth Lindy of GYD$360,000 property of Cho-Fei and one cellular phone property of Lindy. He also is accused of robbing Kizzian Windsor of one cellular phone worth GYD$50,000, and one cellular phone worth GYD$29,000 from Sherman Persaud.

Court documents state that on July 1, 2016, Hackett, in the company of others and armed with a shotgun,robbed Xie-Thi-Fang of one iPhone 6, a quantity of Digicel and GT&T phone cards and GYD$120,000 with a total value of GYD$380,000.

Further, police said that on July 7, 2016 Hackett discharged a loaded firearm intent to maim disfigure, disable or cause grevious bodily harm at Lance Corporal Hilton Benjamin and Police Constable Mavin Richards, peace officers who were executing their duties duties at Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara. He allegedly opened fire after robbing Chen-Bi-Fen at gun point of items worth GYD$85,000 at Coldingen, East Coast Demerara.

Hackett pleaded not guilty to allegedly being in possession of a pistol and matching rounds.

  • rudeo

    it never fails to amaze me that these guys rob at times multimillions and have no proper clothes….no house of their own….do not eat well…in fact am puzzled to know where the loot goes

    • give peace a chance

      Some of them rob to feed some sort of addition, drugs alcohol, sex etc that is why the look this way. The money is easy and it goes easy. No hard work involved, just a cruel nature required.

    • Quantum

      For real!!! Dumb niggaz# short-term hustlers…………. just wouldn’t get a 9 to 5 either

  • Lance Vance

    good police work, congratulation,but as soon as the magistrate send him to jail .rumjatoo & ganga will set him free,so they can continue to rob descent & hard working people,Rudeo,want to know were the loot goes ,it’s goes to afc- apnu ,that is y these shi# A## LOW LIFE have to stay on the street ,soja boy want to look tuff,but 60% of the people know he just a christmas blow-blow & a burnham stooge & rigger.

    • Parbudin Mackanlall

      Say something constructive and sensible for once. You are choking with hatred to such an extent that you have to find a way to introduce politics into everything. I have reservations about these amnesties but surely this character does not qualify for one.

  • Col123

    The talking point is that these tools learn to steal during the last 23 yrs..what they refused to learn were building fancy houses and pools and driving fancy cars with the money they stole…this guy should be trained to do plumbing and fixing pipes at the water company with the Charley north guy…