Connecticut man imprisoned for role in robbing ATF agent

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man who played a role in the armed robbery of an undercover ATF agent has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.

Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Calrissian Smith, of Waterbury, was also sentenced Monday to four years pf probation.

The agent in June 2014 had arranged to buy an ounce of crack cocaine from two men identified as Smith and Kevin Rodriguez as part of a sting operation. During the transaction, Rodriguez pointed a gun at the agent and demanded his wallet, which contained $1,300 in government cash intended for the drug purchase. Smith drove the getaway vehicle.

Both suspects were caught days later, Smith in Virginia.

Rodriguez pleaded guilty earlier this month to his role in the robbery and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

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