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Federal Jury Finds Two Miami-Area Men Guilty Of $1.8 Million Robbery Of Armored Truck

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Fort Myers, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that a federal jury has found Diosme Fernandez Hano (43) and Reinaldo Arrastia-Cardoso, a/k/a “Reinaldo Arrastia” (47), both from Hialeah, guilty of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Each faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. The sentencing hearings are scheduled for January 29, 2018.


Hano and Arrastia-Cardoso were charged in a superseding indictment on March 16, 2016.


According to evidence presented at trial, on November 30, 2009, Hano and Arrastia-Cardoso committed an armed robbery of a Brink’s armored truck outside of the Fifth Third Bank on Daniels Parkway and Treeline Avenue in Fort Myers. Almost $1.8 million was stolen during the robbery. 


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Tampa Police Department, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jeffrey F. Michelland and Simon R. Eth.

Updated November 1, 2017

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