New Haven man to serve five years in prison for Meriden carjacking, other robberies

New Haven man to serve five years in prison for Meriden carjacking, other robberies

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MERIDEN — A New Haven man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for multiple carjackings and armed robberies in January 2016, including an incident in Meriden.

During an appearance in Hartford federal court Monday, Elbert Llorens, 24, of New Haven, was sentenced to 60 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, according to a U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly.

Two out-of-state men were driving a rented car in the area of Hobart Street and Myrtle Street when they stopped to ask Kyle Valentine for directions to a gas station, authorities said. Valentine told the men to follow his car, which they did. A few minutes later, Valentine’s car stopped and Llorrens pointed a handgun at the man in the passenger seat. Authorities say Llorrens then opened the door and stated “I want everything.” Llorrens and Valentine stole their wallets and cell phones before driving away in their car.

Llorrens also committed armed robberies at gas stations in East Haven and New Haven on Jan. 3, according to court documents. He also attempted to rob a store in Milford on Jan. 4, and “used a firearm and threats of violence” to steal a car and wallet in New Haven on Jan. 5.

In December, Llorens pleaded guilty to one count of taking a motor vehicle from a person by force or violence. Valentine pleaded guilty to the same charge in August and awaits sentencing.


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