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Man and woman wanted for Hingham bank robbery found in Brockton

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  May 2, 2013 11:05 AM

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Police have arrested a man and woman in Brockton who were both wanted for allegedly robbing banks in Hingham and a New Hampshire town.

According to a release from the New Hampshire Deputy U.S. Marshal’s office, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force from both New Hampshire and Massachusetts were looking for the man and the woman, who were allegedly involved in bank robberies in both states.

On Wednesday, information was uncovered by the Task Force, which led them to believe the two suspects were in a hotel in Brockton.

Managers at the hotel confirmed that both the suspects were staying at the hotel, but when police went to the room, the suspect refused to open the door.

Police forced open the door and arrested Ryan Patrick Lane, 35, from Charlestown and Amy Cole, 38, from Weymouth on the warrants.

Lane had an arrest warrant issued out of Hampton New Hampshire for a bank robbery that occurred on April 4 at TD Bank. He was also accused of robbing a Hingham bank on March 29, police said.

He will be charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon in addition to the arrest warrants for the robberies.

Cole was arrested on an outstanding warrant for her role in the Hingham bank robbery, where police allege that she was an accessory after the fact. She will also be charged on three less serious warrants.

Lane and Cole will be arraigned in Brockton District Court and are being held by the Brockton Police Department.

According to the release, both suspects are also believed to have been involved in additional bank robberies in the area. Additional charges may be sought pending the outcome of those investigations, police said.

Police were proud of the capture, especially as the crimes took place across state lines.

“Unfortunately, crime knows no boundaries, and criminals can easily move around to commit offenses in any state.” U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said. “We are fortunate that the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force has a broad, nationwide jurisdiction that allows us to pursue these fugitives anywhere in the country and even around the world through our vast network of law enforcement partners.”

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