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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery Spree

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DERRICK GILLIAM, 30, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to 121 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for participating in an armed robbery spree 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.

Chief Judge Hall ordered GILLIAM to pay $12,100 in restitution.

GILLIAM has been detained since his arrest on July 3, 2014.  On July 28, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to affect commerce by robbery.

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

This investigation was 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 November 29, 2016