Man sentenced to over 10 years in prison for armed robbery spree

- FILE - Courtroom (WTNH)
- FILE - Courtroom (WTNH)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A 30-year-old man from Bridgeport was sentenced today by a U.S. District judge to over 10 years of federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in multiple armed robberies in 2014.

Derrick Gilliam was arrested on July 3, 2014 and has since been detained. On July 28, 2016, he pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to affect commerce by robbery.

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 Janet C. Hall ordered Gilliam to pay $12,100 in restitution.

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