SMDH: Man Robs Bank…While Wearing Ankle Monitor

SMDH: Man Robs Bank...While Wearing Ankle Monitor
SMDH: Man Robs Bank...While Wearing Ankle Monitor (Image: Colorado Department of Corrections)

Investigators tracked down a convicted felon after they noticed an ankle monitor relaying his location during a bank robbery.

According to court documents filed in Colorado’s U.S. District Court, Darren Connolly, 26, robbed the Canvas Credit Union just next to Wadsworth Boulevard and Sixth Avenue on June 15 while wearing his ankle monitor.

According to the records, the monitor also indicated movement that corresponded with the getaway vehicle captured on surveillance cameras just before the robbery.

“There was one ankle monitor in the area of the credit union at the time of the robbery. Furthermore, the same ankle monitor arrived in the area as the suspect vehicle and left the area at the same time as the suspect vehicle,” an FBI agent wrote in a criminal complaint.

Photos from the federal criminal case demonstrate men armed with rifles and clothed in hoodies and masks storming into the credit union.

According to court records, Connelly was apprehended a day after the robbery.

According to a criminal background check, Connelly has at least 2 felony convictions on his record.

According to court records, Connelly was originally charged with 10 counts, such as attempted first-degree murder in connection with a liquor store robbery in Jefferson County in 2016.

Connelly was accused of shooting at a good Samaritan during the robbery in that case. The Samaritan was unharmed.

In the liquor shop robbery, Connolly pled guilty to attempted assault. In 2017, he pleaded guilty in Denver to felony menacing.

A CODOC representative informed 9NEWS, 2 months before the bank robbery, Connelly was paroled in April.


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