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NEW HAVEN — A New Haven man was sentenced Thursday for a series of bank robberies last fall.

Juan Cruz, 38, pleaded guilty in September in connection with bank robberies in the New Haven area. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years of supervised release.

Officials said robbed the Santander Bank at 215 Grand Avenue in New Haven on October 15, 2015; the Wells Fargo Bank at 205 Church Street in New Haven on October 20, November 7 and November 21, 2015; the Bank of America at 157 Church Street in New Haven on November 9, 2015, and the Citizens Bank at 10 North Pearl Street in Albany, N.Y., on November 20, 2015.  Cruz stole a total of approximately $18,830 during the robbery spree said prosecutors.


A the time of his arrest, Cruz is a convicted felon and on probation.

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