|Published:||Oct 19, 2012 10:14 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 19, 2012 10:14 AM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The man responsible for two armed robberies in consecutive days back in July, has been sentenced to prison.
On July 12th at 1:00 p.m., 42-year-old Darin Carignan entered the L & J Nail Salon 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 9:00 a.m., Carignan entered the Capital Bank 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 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.
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