LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A man who was accused of robbing a Lakewood bank while wearing an ankle monitor in 2022 has pleaded guilty to the crime, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver said.
Darren Connolly, 26, was accused of robbing the Canvas Credit Union near Wadsworth Boulevard and Sixth Avenue on June 15, 2022. At the time, he was on parole for a 2016 liquor store robbery. The Colorado Department of Corrections said Connelly was placed on parole in April, two months before the bank robbery.
Prosecutors said he was wearing his ankle monitor at the time of the bank robbery, and the monitor also revealed movement that aligned with the getaway car that was captured on surveillance cameras just before the robbery.
Images from the federal criminal case show men storming into the credit union armed with rifles while dressed in hoodies and masks.
Connolly was arrested at his home on June 16. On Feb. 28, he pleaded guilty to bank robbery, being a felon in possession of a firearm and brandishing a weapon during a federal crime of violence. He will be sentenced July 18.
His codefendant, 25-year-old James Trujillo of Lakewood, was found guilty of the same charges on Friday, after a five-day jury trial. He will be sentenced July 17.
SUGGESTED VIDEOS: Investigations & Crime
MORE WAYS TO GET 9NEWS
Subscribe to our daily 9NEWSLETTER for top stories from 9NEWS curated daily just for you. Get content and information right now for can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox.
DOWNLOAD THE 9NEWS APP
HOW TO ADD THE FREE 9NEWS+ APP TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE
ROKU: add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching for KUSA.
For both Apple TV and Fire TV, search for "9NEWS" to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered directly to your Fire TV through Amazon.