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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

Monday, January 29, 2018

Two Miami-Area Men Sentenced For $1.8 Million Robbery Of Armored Truck

Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell today sentenced Diosme Fernandez Hano (44, Hialeah) to 10 years and 1 month in federal prison and Reinaldo Arrastia-Cardoso (48, Hialeah) to 10 years in federal prison for armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. A federal jury found Hano and Arrastia-Cardosowere guilty on October 31, 2017.


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 was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jeffrey F. Michelland and Simon R. Eth.




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Updated January 30, 2018