Pittsfield Man Convicted For 10-Day Robbery Spree in 2018
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office has secured the conviction of a Pittsfield man who robbed four stores in 10 days back in 2018. According to a press release from the DA’s Office, Judge John Agostini sentenced 37-year-old Jameail Beckett to serve six to eight years in state prison on four counts of armed and masked robbery.
In an unagreed plea, the District Attorney’s Office requested the court to sentence Beckett to serve eight to ten years in state prison while Defense Counsel requested five to seven years. Beckett robbed four stores in Pittsfield at gunpoint between December 18th, 2018 and December 29th, 2018.
On December 18th, Beckett robbed the Family Dollar, on December 19th, Angelina’s on Wahconah Street, on December 27th he robbed Alltown on Tyler Street, and then on December 28th he robbed Angelina’s on West Housatonic Street.
Pittsfield Police arrested Beckett on December 28, 2018 and investigated the robberies.
Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington’s office serves all 32 cities and towns in Berkshire County. The office represents the Commonwealth in more than 7,500 criminal cases per year in Berkshire Superior Court, three district courts, three juvenile courts, Massachusetts Appeals Court, and Supreme Judicial Court. The office works closely with the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force, and collaborates with local police departments across the county. A dedicated staff of more than 50 prioritizes public safety, empowering victims and witnesses through services and support, and building a safe community for everyone and especially the most vulnerable.
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