CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Public Affairs Office

1100 Cultural Park Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

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Cape Coral Bank Robber Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

(October 19, 2012)- Darin Carignan (42 yoa) of 215 SE 16th Street Cape Coral, the man responsible for two armed robberies in consecutive days back in July, has been sentenced to prison.

On July 12th of this year at 1pm, Carignan entered the L&J Nail Salon located at 2221 Santa Barbara Blvd and robbed the business. He threatened the employee with a large knife. Carignan took cash and fled the store.

The very next day, July 13th at 9am, Carignan entered the Capital Bank a block at 2209 Santa Barbara Blvd, away from the nail salon, and committed a robbery. Carignan told the teller during the bank robbery that he had a gun.

Carignan fled the bank and fled northbound on a bicycle. Officers from the Cape Coral Police Department's 2nd Platoon flooded the area. An officer spotted a bicyclist several blocks from the crime and began to follow him. The bicyclist attempted to evade the officer and fled into a residence in the 200 block of SE 16th Street.

Officers surrounded the area and were able to get the suspect, Carignan, to surrender. Major Crimes Detectives charged Darin Carignan with both robberies.

On October 18th Darin Carignan pled as charged to Robbery and Robbery with a Weapon for the July crimes. He was sentenced to 94 months, nearly 8 years, in state prison.

"This is an example of excellent work between the officers on the street, the detectives, forensic personnel as well as the prosecutors from the State Attorney's Office. To have a violent criminal arrested and sent to prison a mere three months later is incredible. It is a credit to the professionals involved in the system, truly swift justice"-Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.

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Darin Carignan, 42

215 SE 16th Street

Cape Coral, FL