FBI offering $25K reward for information leading to arrest of carjacking, robbery suspect


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man allegedly involved in several carjacking and robberies in Connecticut.

Christian Velez, 23, is charged with federal robbery and firearm offenses. The FBI said he is considered armed and dangerous.

The complaint charges Velez with Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. The robberies began in September, the FBI said.

“I can tell you that there are numerous carjackings and violent robberies that occurred in the New Britain and Hartford region that we all believe to be associated with each other and with Mr. Velez,” David Sundberg, special agent in charge of the New Haven Division of the FBI, said Thursday.

Sundberg said multiple state warrants have also been issued for Velez.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI’s New Haven Field Office at (203) 503-5580 or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov

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