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Hingham Police ask public for help locating bank robbery suspects

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  April 30, 2013 02:39 PM

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Hingham police are asking the public to help track down two suspects in a bank robbery that occurred on March 29.

According to police, the suspect and his female accomplice were tentatively identified after a Weymouth Police detective and citizens recognized them from surveillance photos disseminated through the media.

Police said the robbery occurred on March 29 at 4 p.m., with the male suspect entering the Rockland Trust Bank at the rear of the Lincoln Plaza off Route 3A. As he approached a teller, he began to unfold a note, but didn’t hand it to her.

Police said the suspect told the teller he had a gun, said that it was a robbery, and then threatened to kill her. He did not display a weapon.

The teller handed him cash and he walked out of the bank with it in hand. Once outside the bank, the suspect began to run.

Police said he was last seen running alongside the building on the Lincoln Street side of the plaza headed northbound. According to police, the suspect met up with his accomplice a short distance away at the 99 Restaurant.

After an investigation by Hingham Detectives and the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force - made up of members of the FBI, State Police, and local police - detectives believe the suspect is Ryan Patrick Lane, 35. His last known address is Charlestown. Police have obtained an arrest warrant for him on the charge of armed robbery.

Lane is also the suspect in other bank robberies that occurred after the Hingham robbery.

His accomplice was identified by police as Amy Cole, 38, who has a last known address of Weymouth. She has been charged with accessory after the fact to the charge of armed robbery, and a warrant is out for her arrest.

“Lane should be considered armed and very dangerous,” Hingham Police said in a release. “We urge anyone having contact with him to not attempt to apprehend him, and instead call 9-1-1 immediately. Lane and Cole have previously been staying in local motels in the Weymouth area. They have no known vehicles.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Hingham Police at 781-749-1212 and ask for Detective Philip Emmott or Lt. John Norkaitis.

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