The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office secured the conviction of a Pittsfield man who robbed four stores in 10 days in 2018.

Judge John Agostini sentenced Jameail Beckett, 37, 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 18, 2018 and December 29, 2018. On December 18, he robbed Family Dollar, on December 19, Angelina’s on Wahconah Street, on December 27 he robbed Alltown on Tyler Street, and on December 28 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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