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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bridgeport Man Admits Role in Armed Robbery Spree

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DERRICK GILLIAM, 29, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to conspiring to commit seven armed robberies in 2014.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 26, 2014, GILLIAM, Lancelot Supersad and others committed an armed robbery of the CVS Pharmacy on Grasmere Avenue in Fairfield, stealing approximately $2,376.  On May 3, 2014, GILLIAM, Supersad and others attempted an armed robbery of the Mobil Gas station on Noble Avenue in Bridgeport.  On May 10, 2014, GILLIAM, Supersad and others committed an armed robbery of a Webster Bank branch on Main Street in Bridgeport, stealing approximately $4,170.  On June 1, 2014, GILLIAM, Supersad and others committed an armed robbery of a Pizza Hut on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport, stealing approximately $250.  On June 26, 2014, GILLIAM, Supersad, Anthony Santiago and others committed an armed robbery of the Residence Inn on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton, stealing approximately $200.  On July 2, 2014, GILLIAM, Supersad, Santiago and others attempted an armed robbery of the Sikorsky Financial Credit Union on Oronoque Lane in Stratford.  Also on July 2, 2014, GILLIAM, Supersad, Santiago and others committed an armed robbery of the TD Bank located on Post Road East in Westport.

GILLIAM brandished and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at employees during each of the seven robberies.

GILLIAM pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to affect commerce by robbery, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall on October 20, 2016.

GILLIAM has been detained since his arrest on July 3, 2014.

Supersad and Santiago previously pleaded guilty to the same charge and await sentencing.

This investigation has been conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Westport, Shelton, Fairfield, Stratford and Bridgeport Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Douglas P. Morabito and Avi M. Perry.

Topic: 
Violent Crime
Updated July 28, 2016