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Bridgeport man admits to 5 robberies across CT

May 21, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — A city man pleaded guilty in court Tuesday and admitted that he committed three bank robberies and two Subway restaurant robberies across Connecticut last year, according to the state Department of Justice.

Alvin Robertson, 56, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

Court documents show that Robertson robbed a Subway at 9 Ethan Allen Highway in Ridgefield on May 20, 2018. During the robbery, the DOJ said, Robertson had a knife and pointed it at a store employee when he said, “Give me all your money or I will kill you.”

Robertson robbed another Subway store at 447 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe on July 22, 2018. During the robbery, the DOJ said, he indicated that he had a gun.

He robbed a People’s United Bank branch at 470 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe on Aug. 29, 2019; a People’s United Bank branch at 763 Straits Turnpike in Watertown on Sept. 21, 2018; and a People’s United Bank branch at 1135 Farmington Ave. in Berlin on Sept. 25, 2018.

Robertson has been in custody since his arrest on related state charges on Sept. 27, 2018. When he’s sentenced, he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

The DOJ said Robertson had prior state and federal bank robbery convictions.

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