Bail set for two alleged Marigot Credit Union robbers

Jamie Andrew and Michel Azille

Bail of $65,000 has been set for two men who were reportedly involved in a daring daytime robbery at the Marigot Credit Union.

Jamie Andrew and Michel Azille could get bail if a proper surety is found for them.

The men appeared in court on Thursday.

Andrew and Azille are jointly charged with Iam Massicot, Mitchel Joseph and Princeton George for the March 9th robbery of the Marigot Credit Union.

The men were slapped with three charges of attempted murder, aggravated burglary with the use of firearms on the Marigot Credit Union, conspiracy to possess 9 rounds of 9-mm ammunition, conspiracy to possess one 28” gauge shot gun with intent to endanger lives, conspiracy to possess one sub-machine gun magazine with intent to endanger life, and robbery of $36, 851.45 from the Marigot Credit Union.

Neither the money nor the firearms used in the alleged crime have been recovered by the police.

Police Inspector Claude Weekes urged the magistrate to consider the severity of the matter before opening bail to the accused. However, defense attorney Wayne Norde reminded the court that his clients have been on remand for the past six months for an offence which is bailable.

The matter is set to begin June 13, 2013.

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101 Comments

  1. De_Scripter
    July 6, 2013

    they way the system is even a rapist gets self bail in 6 months..Even Kurt “shabba” james i heard on the radio de other day is on bail..a convicted rapist maybe 2twice and maybe 13 to 15 other accusations of rape and foul play towards women..he is on self bail..how is raping and attempted murder without the weapons being found is a bailable offence..Norde you should go work for the prosecution you on the wrong team.>Claude weeks need alot of trainin in using semantics to win argument he is terrible at keepin people in side…WHERE IS THE PROSECUTORS ..

  2. September 4, 2012

    that boy went to school with me he spells nothing but trouble serious trouble

  3. A.K.A. Perry Mason
    September 2, 2012

    -dont you all think that this might be an opportunity for those two to SNITCH ON THE OTHERS. Just a thought. And if the investigators havent thought of that, its probably not too late.

  4. Anonymous
    September 2, 2012

    their friends will just quickly rob and maybe kill some more white tourists and the money will quickly be collected.

    After they are out, they can pay their friends back by robbing some more tourists.

    Oh Dominica, you are so lovely.

  5. jay
    September 2, 2012

    thats a poor justice system, i would shoot all of them when they come out. Nonsense

  6. angel
    September 1, 2012

    The figure is WAY TOO LOW for the crimes they are accused of. They’ll just skip the country like so many others do whenever they owe some money or get into trouble.

    • dutty cup
      September 2, 2012

      they need to be in jail for at least 20 years.

  7. kimberly
    September 1, 2012

    when they let them go everybody have to be afraid living in fright from these dudes nd they will never behave themselves thats jus in there nature nd y put them on bail that is how unfair dominica is u committ such harmful crimes nd u come out smilin but drugs is so much of a big crimes its worst than killin dominica can never go forward… live those nigga where they at i would never make them see sunlight again>>>

  8. Mr Untouchable
    September 1, 2012

    so d money dem man sole is wa alu take to bail de man? look dem comin to do it again. in fact i have my aunt workin at marigot credit union so u watch who u gun point in alu ass wen alu come again

  9. xo
    September 1, 2012

    alledged thief at the colihaut company gets $125000 bail and known high daylight shoot out police robberies only get $65000

  10. concern child
    September 1, 2012

    i would say lower the bail, allow them to make bail and then track them until you get the guns and or money. it would definitely help the police case.
    my 2 cents

  11. August 31, 2012

    What is going on???????? Tell me this is not real. These cold hearted men put a village at risk for days; the employees had sleepless nights and the justice system is planning to give freedom to them. Why? This is what I think, so that they could return to finish the jobs they started, by hijacking tourist, and continue to terrorize the communities. What are these persecutors thinking? This is clearly the continuance of corruption and dishonesty to the people of Dominica that is reversing the laws of a land which was once a functional lawful country. IT IS A DAMN SHAME. THE BLOOD THAT SPILL BY THESE ANIMALS WILL BE ON HANDS THOSE THAT LET THE ANIMAILS OUT. .

  12. Norman Shillingford
    August 31, 2012

    Make an example of those five barbarians.(No damn bail).

  13. nature Girl
    August 31, 2012

    I have been thinking about this all day! It was a violent crime, people could have easily been killed. No I am afraid that these men should in no circumstance have bail! How difficult it must be that known drug dealers have been bailed, murderers also and now bank robbers! These people back on the street will do more crimes as already proved by my friends experience. There has been a lot less crime since these men have been in prison! The killers of Joe and the attackers of Rick and Alicia have still not come to court! WHAT ON EARTH IS WRONG WITH THE POLICE AND COURT SYSTEM IN DOMINICA. PLEASE LEAVER THE CRIMINALS LOCKED UP AND KEEP THE CITIZENS OF DOMINICA SAFE! IT REALLY IS VERY SIMPLE!

  14. possie pple
    August 31, 2012

    ah magway sa. I am from possi and honestly i wouldn’t put these fellas on bail at all. I mean come on, shoot out in broad daylight putting peoples lives at risk, stealing money well masked. that judge must be real crazy. I’d never set their asses free

  15. DPM
    August 31, 2012

    They should be made to disclose the whereabouts of the firearms and the money they stole. Bail should be out of the question.

    • DOMINICAN
      September 1, 2012

      exactly because all thye are going to di is to get their money put up for a drug shipment and , more crime . is a trend. the system needs to be revisted and so many laws need reviewing. now i am not being political , but there we see so many matters which may appeare to be minor that the opposition can confront the party in power on. there is always work to be done and the ruling party cannot do it alone . these issues needs to be addressed from all sides and all angles.

  16. Tiger
    August 31, 2012

    DNO, who is the magistrate who set the bail amount so low? That is pertinent to the story.

  17. West
    August 31, 2012

    Just remember, bullet doe have eyes. when they were shooting they gave no concern to children, elderly or the innocent in the area. Plus the money and ammunition has never been recoverd which means them man have their bail money hiding, they well set and their guns to do it again or to sell to someone else to do another crime again. Magway sa dat judge is a mahji, $65, 000 for all dem charges there. well is best i leave my job and become a criminal eh because is dominica crime paying big time

  18. correct mindset
    August 31, 2012

    Could these guys have been the ones who attacked and Killed the foreign manager of a marigot establishment some months/ yrs back? That was such a cruel attack on an innocent hard working Nature lover and entreperneur.

    Just the news of thier possible release back into society where they will once again have access to Guns and money is terrorizing. Lord help US!

  19. MET YO
    August 31, 2012

    Admin doh like to approve my comments but lemme try:

    Why not 10 thousand dollars bail? lol

  20. Police
    August 31, 2012

    Boi awa we Dca really backwards.. They even considering giving those guys bail for such crimes?? Smh

  21. me1
    August 31, 2012

    Are you serious. when they are on bail will be chanied to a bed which is welded and bolted to a 10000 pond iron piller. Come on, those fellers should not see day light in 50 years. Already things are not good economically here and the little tourism we have those guys are killing it and you putting them out for the to continue. That is a dumb idea, I don’t support that one bit.

  22. Tri-State Beauty
    August 31, 2012

    Since these lowlives were arrested we have heard of no more rapes of tourist or minor tourist kids. All the robberies down on the north and north east a gun slinging ceased.No more hickjacking on Batibou beach. Now some bright head is going to allow them to be free on bail for just $65,000 if proper surety is found?

    Nothing is being learnt from the former releases of other hardcore criminals out on bail? This justice system is severely disfunctional.

  23. Observer
    August 31, 2012

    Where is the Bail Act Mr. Attorney General. Dominica need a Bail Act now, not “maybe this year” to inform the process of granting bail. The present process of granting bail is too subjective depending on how pursuasive a particular attorney could be. The seriousness of the crime seemingly takes second place. In this instant matter people were attacked in broad daylight as they went abouit their legitimate duty, the police was subjected to a hail of live gun fire in broad daylight in a public place. The state’s vehicle was riddled with bullet. Police Officers were almost crippled. We are told that the conveyance that was used by the accused were rented out to a visiitng couple who themselves were rubbed by armed gunmen just a few hours before. Dominica’s good name was impacted. Added to that, situation the state cannot seek a timley judgement in the matter as the PI is set to begin more than a year after the crime was committed. What is holding up the case for so long. Further investigations? You think those criminals will stay in Dominica, out of trouble for another year. Will the police officers involved be listed as active duty police officers? If the presiding magistrate was concerned about the men remaining in prison as a result of their alleged crime which is a bailable matter but was also concerned about law and order, the right of citizens to live peacefully and the need to show visitors that we are concerned about crimes against them, then the bail condition should be ten times or more of what was set. A million doolars 1 million dollars in cash and strict control of their movement. As long as you are not employed in lawful engagement them you must report three times a day. Failing to report at at any time means back to Stockfarm. In that way whoever turn up to bail them would realize the seriousness of the crime and the profound responsibility he/she is taking on before signing up for those criminals. The magistrate is setting free die hard criminals who will only return to continue their crimes. Since these guys were caught I have not heard about any incident at Batibou beach.

  24. nature Girl
    August 31, 2012

    DNO What I have written is one hundred percent true :)

  25. Tiger
    August 31, 2012

    When I saw the bail amount I thought there was another robbery of the same credit union. I could not believe they would set such low bail for this crime. The bail should be set at a minimum of $2 million.

    • ms dont care
      August 31, 2012

      oh hush….. million dollars bail
      dat not making no sense

  26. K
    August 31, 2012

    I guess the court is more interested the crooks then in the victims Ask the girl who was rapped or the police who were shot at! I guess it is OK to let them out to spend the money and use the guns some place else! Great system we have!

    • Stupes
      August 31, 2012

      Is not the same guys who raped so what is your point?? Get your facts straight !

      • Love
        August 31, 2012

        Why are you so sure it wasnt them. Police keep investigating whit church possi robbery maybe them

      • Non Biased
        August 31, 2012

        is not the same guys who raped 4 true…be fair

      • me
        September 1, 2012

        Is they sef it just can’t be proven so they escape

  27. Mohamed
    August 31, 2012

    why bail them all possie people must arm themselves to protect their property because the thieves are back!

  28. Anonymous
    August 31, 2012

    Personally,i will take first chance on any one of them eh.just waiting,that is going to be a threat to society GARCON!!!I WARNING THE AUTHORITIES EH.

  29. god child
    August 31, 2012

    If every one who commits crime now a days is granted bail best thee court system close because that just not making sense they more interested in bail money that the well being of the country.

  30. Domerican/Possie
    August 31, 2012

    The weapons used by these guys and the money stolen have not been recovered yet there is a possibility that they might be granted bail? Hmmmmm! What, they want them to go and rob and use gun on law abiding citizens in Portsmouth and surrounding villages again?

  31. gumball
    August 31, 2012

    Bail no Bail.Cut his’s dread he ain’t no ras he put shame in d name of dreadlocks.

  32. nature Girl
    August 31, 2012

    My friend has been to court 7 times for a robbery that took place in his home nearly a year and a half ago! The thief who was identified at the time wrote a statement to the police admitting guilt and signing everything with his initials that he had stolen and had been retrieved! The man then pleaded not guilty in court! This person was given bail. He then broke the bail by not turning up 6 times in court! The police did not go and bring him into custody for this. Well the young man is now in custody for doing a far worse crime! Had he been picked up the first time he violated his bail! He would have been in prison as the evidence against him is fool proof and he would not have been free to do more crime! This in my opinion is why there is so much crime in Dominica! The courts and the police for whatever reason are not doing the job properly!

  33. bougla
    August 31, 2012

    they must do the time no bail!

  34. confused
    August 31, 2012

    are these also the alleged rapist of that poor little french girl???????

  35. Anonymous
    August 31, 2012

    Am not against people getting bail but $65000.00 bail after they tried killing police officers is a slap in the face,what message is the judge sending to other criminals on the island,what about the police is the work they are doing in vain?Please bail for that level of crime needs to be in the region of $500,000.00 to $1000000.00.

  36. Jimmy
    August 31, 2012

    No bail for them

  37. door man
    August 31, 2012

    Thats some real funny $hii…lmfao. Everyone is out on bail in Da. There must be more criminals out on the street than in jail.

  38. live fast_die fast
    August 31, 2012

    weh weh wat te he;ll i hearing there. BAIL!!!! for them fellas there papa met!!! after all those serious charges there? wayne norde u have ur place in the ground doe worry.u mean u ging to expose those criminals there in society!!!my godddddddddddddd!!!!!!

  39. Love
    August 30, 2012

    Alas leave them there especially the one that was st marten

  40. tie toe
    August 30, 2012

    but why michel azille,mitchel joseph and princeton george looking alike so ?

  41. original(joe)
    August 30, 2012

    we dont have the money or the weapon but you (our system)letting them go.aben way dominica .or maybe thats the best thing to do .let two of thm go so they can get the money,spend it and when the others comes out they with kill each other for that money .

  42. possie yute
    August 30, 2012

    I cannot believe that bail is $65,000 for attempted murder of 4 police officers and 1 million for possession of cocaine. the is making a fool of the legal system

    • rats
      August 31, 2012

      If the courts begin to show such blatent disrespect to the police, soon the public will follow also.

  43. Look It
    August 30, 2012

    Say What they are not reading the lists of charges and the gun was not found well it will be found after there bail. tanto tanto

  44. hmm 1
    August 30, 2012

    always bailing man that going back and do more crimes again.

  45. jamie Lover
    August 30, 2012

    What hell bail… jamie n mitchell derserve to serve the time since the did the crime… only God knows whats going on in our country these under cover dirty cops we have working in the force needs to go…. If these 2 getting bail why isnt the others (open all you eyes)

  46. Red-Antz
    August 30, 2012

    record $1, 000 0000 bail for two men caught importing cocaine and just $65, 000 for these dangerous criminals?? y are they even allowed bail?? these high profile criminals should never be afforded the opportunity to walk our streets.

    shame on the justice system.

  47. Lofty
    August 30, 2012

    With the reputation that Dominica has right now. I am a Dominican leaving in Texas but will never ever come to DA on vacation. Very scary and leave a bad taste in my mouth. Hello Euroupe !!!!!!!

    • sidney
      August 30, 2012

      Ok American…

    • tie toe
      August 30, 2012

      i am from possie leaving in florida and i disagree with you on that miss american

    • forkit
      August 30, 2012

      i hope one day a white man doh drag you behind his pickup because you are black.. idiot

    • NMB
      August 30, 2012

      Dominica dont miss you!!!!!

    • Jimmy
      August 31, 2012

      Really lol you are too funny Texas has no crime haha :mrgreen:

      • hmm 1
        August 31, 2012

        so much crime that in america..u have to be joking.. how u can compare america to dominica? hope u never come back for real people like u we dont need. majeeee!

      • MET YO
        August 31, 2012

        in texas those guys who be serving their sentence long time idiot. there is a difference when allu want to compare. Crime is controlled in other places. in Dominica, there is no justice. a free port. next level.

    • SMA 1988
      August 31, 2012

      Stay in Haiti :lol:

    • love
      August 31, 2012

      like america and europe is so different? grow up.

    • El Presidente
      August 31, 2012

      The good thing is Texas, everyone has a gun….its bang bang cowboy style

    • Mizz J
      August 31, 2012

      And is ‘Europe’ eh pal

    • LIMINGLUCY
      August 31, 2012

      I LIVE IN TEXAS TOO, DA CRIME IS SERIOUS YES BUT IT IS MUCH SMALLER THAN TEXAS, AND HONEY TEXAS HAS A LOT OF CRIME, YOU IDIOTS NEED TO STOP PUTTING DOWN YOUR COUNTRY…..STUPID!!!!

    • me
      August 31, 2012

      stupes,just now they deporting you, foolish boy!

    • me2
      August 31, 2012

      WELL WE DONT WANT U BACK HERE EITHER…

    • Anonymous
      August 31, 2012

      Every other day there is a shootout in the US. Of course, you are welcomed to stay there. We do not need you and your negative attitude.

    • budman
      August 31, 2012

      while you leaving in Texas i am living in DA

    • ghettovet
      August 31, 2012

      Majee….If you think Texas safer than D/ca good for you. I too am in Texas eh…

    • August 31, 2012

      when people especially black people have a position or reach somewhere they get puffed up with pride so quickly. I hope you will never have a reason to come back to Dominica. You better thank God that there is absolutely no crime in Texas.

    • me
      September 1, 2012

      oh shut your trap have’nt ever heard of crime in the US. I hope u are legal and have saved up a million

  48. Realistic check
    August 30, 2012

    Once again, the judicial system is intended to fail the general pubic to put and expose them to these type of criminals. It`s ashamed!!!!I am afraid for all of us in this country. We are heading down into a dangerous slope.

    • Peeping Tom
      August 30, 2012

      Enough with the histrionics, already!!

      • Anonymous
        September 1, 2012

        had to google dat one….histronics lol

  49. Anonymous
    August 30, 2012

    Why is Wayne Norde always representing those crimminals who get involved is such crimes. Why is it taking the police so long to put a case file together? By June next year the persons involved will get disinterested in the matter again, the robbers will eventually evade to Guada through the back door and never to be seen once more. Its better to beat the iron while it’s still hot

    • budman
      August 31, 2012

      so you want to dictate how a lawyer must ply his trade now? but whappen to you nah?

  50. dominica
    August 30, 2012

    no bail !!!!!

  51. ebeh
    August 30, 2012

    Ebeh Wheh! Release all criminals Dominica justice system! after all that rape, robbery and then attempted murder these thugs can make bail for such little money? People please tell me, honestly which do u think is worst, the guys bringing cocaine that was not meant for sale in Dominica or the havoc these two caused to the tourists and their children, tourism and the Dominican public as a whole?

  52. poe-ki-toe
    August 30, 2012

    This is not good news to me and many other hardworking residents of Portsmouth. Take a look at the hard, cold facts: after the arrest of J.Andrew, M. Azille, M.JOseph and P. George for the Marigot Credit Union robberies, crime in Portsmouth has been significantly reduced. The town has once again become peaceful. The release of these two or any of them who were involved in robbery spells more trouble for the town of Portsmouth. Keepthem locked up I say! Just my two cents……….

    • Anonymous
      August 31, 2012

      maybe the town of Portsmouth will have to take justice into their own hands. If they get out on bail we will be waiting.

    • me
      August 31, 2012

      because you doh have children. possie doh have crime again eh? so what happened at the market last saturday? if prego and pipirit and ed an dem had kill one another it wouldnt be crime? possie will still have crime, is just a matter of time; it have deportees, mastermind criminals walking in possie, anyway time will tell, tanto tanto

  53. T.dot
    August 30, 2012

    The matter is set to begin in June 13, 2012? hmmmm…. How much Junes in a year???

    DNO..Maybe I’m the one not interpreting to this well

    • T.dot
      August 30, 2012

      this to well*

      They should be kept in for much longer with their BRIGHT SELVES IN BROAD DAYLIGHT!!! Mustn’t get no surety…

    • Anonymous
      August 30, 2012

      Your wooden glasses need changing

  54. Rule
    August 30, 2012

    All these charges and ONLY $65,000 in bail? No wonder these criminals are so blatant and have no fear of the repercussions from their actions.

  55. Rosy
    August 30, 2012

    Madness. 65k and bail for gun hold up? 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O and assault on police 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O with bazooka? 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O

  56. Riddim Up !!!
    August 30, 2012

    record dat…… money and weapons not recovered and they getting bail…..
    man shooting at police to try escape, thats dangerous ppl allu letting out in society again…

    smh…. then again after the man that killed those ppl in norway 77 to be exact got only 21 years, nothing surprises me about that corrupt system the world has…..

    • budman
      August 31, 2012

      the Norway situation is different. Norway law doesn’t allow for incarceration beyond 21 years, so the judge couldn’t impose any harsher penalty.

  57. lol
    August 30, 2012

    i get inside info that they hide their money somewhere so when they get bail they can go for it!

    • budman
      August 31, 2012

      “inside info” a euphemism for idle gossip.

    • Stupes
      August 31, 2012

      tell us where …madam or mister no it all

  58. tie toe
    August 30, 2012

    no wonder that zicack family leaving at large so .they have that money

    • hmmm
      August 31, 2012

      lmao…. i wonder who is that zicack family that living at large there… you seem to know more than the rest of us…

    • me dt
      August 31, 2012

      shame on u then for not informing the police of this new found wealth of this zicack family u just as bad as them then

  59. tiny
    August 30, 2012

    so who are the men who raped the french teenager…..why are their names being kept a secret…i thought they said they got them….

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