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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Bridgeport Twins Plead Guilty to Violent Robbery and Carjacking of Ansonia Delivery Driver

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANTOINE SNELL and TREYQUANE SNELL, both 20 of Bridgeport, each pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to a federal robbery offense stemming from a violent robbery and carjacking of a food delivery driver in Ansonia.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 21, 2016, Antoine and Treyquane Snell, who are twin brothers, and a juvenile male, placed a food order with an Ansonia restaurant to be delivered to a location on Dwight Street.  After the driver arrived at the location, the three males ordered the driver out of his car, attacked him and stole the car.  The victim suffered serious injuries, including multiple broken bones in his face and bleeding in his brain.

The brothers each pleaded guilty to one count of Hobbs Act robbery, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  Judge Dooley scheduled sentencing for November 6, 2019.

The brothers are detained pending sentencing.

The juvenile involved in the robbery and carjacking was charged, convicted and sentenced in state court.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ansonia Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Douglas P. Morabito and Maria del Pilar Gonzalez.

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Violent Crime
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Updated August 14, 2019