Man linked to multiple Hartford robberies sentenced to 9 years

HARTFORD – A city dweller will spend nine years in federal prison for committing violent robberies against several people who attempted to purchase items from online classifieds, prosecutors say.

New Haven Judge Jeffrey A Meyer sentenced Isaiah Halliday, 21, of Hartford to 108 months in prison, followed by three years on probation on Wednesday.

He pleaded guilty to conspiring to interfere with the theft trade on February 16 in connection with several thefts in late 2017.

Between September and November 2017, Halliday and others committed multiple thefts in Hartford, luring potential customers with actual or non-existent articles posted on mobile classifieds websites like Offer Up, Letgo and Craigslist, prosecutors said. A fake account was used.

When clients show up for the transactions, prosecutors said they would have money and cell phones stolen. Halliday occasionally threatened victims with a gun or what appeared to be a gun, prosecutors said.

On November 11, 2017, Hartford police officers intervened in the Blue Hills Avenue area for a report of a person being shot dead. Officers tracked down the victim, who told them he was coming from Mansfield Street to meet with someone he had contacted through Offer Up to purchase an iPhone, authorities said.

When the victim arrived at the scene, Halliday approached the victim’s car and pointed a gun at him, prosecutors said. When the victim attempted to leave, prosecutors said Halliday shot the victim. He was shot in the right forearm.

In October, Halliday put a gun, or what appeared to be one, to the chest of a victim during a robbery and demanded money and the victim’s cell phone, authorities said. . In September, three victims were shot while fleeing a robbery, they said.

Halliday was arrested on November 17, 2017. He has been detained since.

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