New Haven man sentenced to 14 years for multiple armed robberies, carjacking

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NEW HAVEN — A New Haven man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for a series of armed robberies and a carjacking, officials said Monday.

Christian Borrero, 20, received a 168-month sentence from U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport for his crimes committed in mid-2022.

After his prison term, Borrero will have five years of supervised release, according to Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

Court documents state that Borrero was involved in robberies at a Citgo Gas Station in East Haven on June 29; a 7-Eleven Convenience Store in West Haven following a carjacking on July 3; and an Xpress Mart Gas Station in Ansonia on July 7.

He also took part in an armed robbery of a Shell Gas Station in North Haven alongside an associate, Robert Smith, on July 6.

Since his arrest on July 13, Borrero has been detained.

He pleaded guilty on Jan. 3 to two counts of carrying, using, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Smith, also from New Haven, pleaded guilty on Sept. 28 to aiding and abetting Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

His sentencing is pending.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), in collaboration with local police departments from New Haven, East Haven, West Haven, Ansonia, and North Haven, conducted the investigation.

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