Burglaries total 22

The man charged with aggravated burglary at a Crewe Road residence has been charged with 21 additional burglaries.

Hasani Kahmisi Lindsay, 23, appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday for 12 new charges.

Most pertained to residences in the George Town area. Four were alleged to have occurred between December 2003 and April 2004. The other eight occurred between December 2004 and June 2005.

Several involved the taking of goods valued in the thousands of dollars. The highest value alleged was $13,189 for a quantity of jewellery, a digital camera and other items.

On 26 July, Lindsay was brought to court for nine burglaries alleged to have taken place this year between 2 February and 5 July. The majority occurred in the George Town area.

Lindsay, a Jamaican national, was first brought to court on 12 July for the aggravated burglary – entering a premises as a trespasser with intent to steal and having a weapon at the time – in this case, a knife.

He has been in custody since his arrest for that charge.

Because aggravated burglary is a charge that can be dealt with only in the Grand Court, all matters are being taken there, Senior Crown Counsel Adam Roberts said.

Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale set the required preliminary inquiry date for Tuesday, 6 September, so that the charges could be before the Grand Court at its next session, which opens the following day.

Lindsay is represented by Attorney Keith Collins.