Jamaican man charged with armed robbery and attempted murder

A Jamaican man accused of committing a series of armed robberies was denied bail.

Police issued a wanted posted for Shakeil Smith, 22, of St. Catherine, Jamaica, on June 10, the day after he allegedly robbed two businesses at gunpoint.

Smith told Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes that he’s in the country on a tourist visa that has since expired.

Prosecutors allege that Smith, and another, held up the Rubis Service Station on June 9. They allegedly robbed cashier Wilbert Fils-Aime of an unknown amount, the property of the station.

A customer, Owen McCafferty, was also robbed of his wallet that contained $1,500.

That afternoon, Samuel Strachan was shot when he was robbed of $300.

Prosecutors say that Smith is responsible for Strachan’s armed robbery and attempted murder.

On June 3, prosecutors say that Smith robbed Daneisha Brooks of $200 and a $10 pack of Aspen cigarettes, the property of Tray’s Convenience Store.

On the same date, he allegedly robbed Ghislaine Lubin of $761.52, the property of MacGrab Convenience Store in Jubilee Gardens.

He robbed Nicky Georges of $955, the property of 4G’s Convenience Store, on the same date.

Smith was not required to enter pleas to the charges. Prosecutors intend to send his cases to the Supreme Court on September 30.

He’s been refused bail, but can make a bail application in the Supreme Court.

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