Bridgeport man gets jail time for planning robbery

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Bridgeport man will be serving time in prison for planning a drug robbery.

According to the US Attorney’s Office, the ATF began an investigation in March 2014 when learning that Carlos “Camby” Colon was interested in robbing a drug dealer with his brother, Carlos “Joel” Colon. Both Camby and Joel Colon were known drug and gun traffickers in Bridgeport.

During the investigation, an undercover ATF agent discovered the brothers recruited others to commit an armed robbery of what they believed was a stash house with 15 kilogram of cocaine.

In April of 2014, the brothers, along with Humberto Soto, Markus Mendez, Nelson Diaz, Trevor Pierce and Hiram “Gringo” Mojica, met at a location where they thought they’d be informed where the stash house is. All seven were arrested at the time.

A search of a car that Diaz, Pierce and Mojica drove found a loaded pistol, black gloves, and two rolls of duct tape.

A search of a second vehicle also found another loaded pistol, black clothing and a baseball bat. A later search of an auto detailing shop where the Colons worked found several rounds of ammo, a small amount of crack cocaine, two digital scales and packing materials.

Camby Colon plead guilty in March to one count conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and one count of use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

In addition to the seven years in prison, Colon also received five years of supervised release.

All but Mojica have been sentenced.

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