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Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Robbery Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANDY MARTE, also known as “AD,” 30, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to a federal robbery offense.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 28, 2023, Marte and two associates drove to a Bridgeport apartment building where they intended to carry out a robbery at an apartment where they believed they would find drugs and drug proceeds.  Marte instructed his two associates, one of whom carried a crowbar, to carry out the robbery while he remained in the car and to serve as a getaway driver.  He subsequently contacted a third associate, who arrived to participate in the robbery.  After failing to enter the apartment, Marte’s three associates returned to the vehicle, where they were encountered by law enforcement.  Officers searched the vehicle and its occupants and seized two handguns, which Marte had brought to the robbery, and the crowbar.

Marte pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  Judge Meyer scheduled sentencing for June 20.

Marte has been detained since his arrest on April 28, 2023.

This investigation is being conducted by FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and the Bridgeport Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ross Weingarten and Karen Peck.

Updated March 28, 2024

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