Thursday, May 02, 2013

Suspected Bank Robbers Arrested by U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force

Concord, NH – This afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force from both New Hampshire and Massachusetts arrested Ryan Patrick Lane, 35 and Amy Cole, 38 in Brockton, Mass. Lane, who was last known to be from Charlestown, Mass. and Cole whose last known address was in Weymouth, MA, were both being sought on outstanding arrest warrants for their alleged involvement in multiple bank robberies that occurred in both NH and Mass. This arrest was a cooperative effort made by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force including members from the U.S. Marshals, along with Task Force Officers from the Brockton & Cambridge, Mass. Police Departments, and the Strafford, Hillsborough, Rockingham, and Essex County Sheriff’s Offices.

Today, information was developed by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, which led investigators to a hotel on West Elm Street in Brockton, Mass. A check with management verified that both Lane and Cole were staying at the hotel. Lane and Cole refused to open the hotel room door, and it was forced open by investigators. Lane and Cole were quickly located and arrested without any further incident.

Lane was arrested on a warrant issued out of Hampton, NH for a bank robbery that occurred on April 4, 2013 at the TD Bank, as well as a warrant out of Hingham, Mass. for another bank robbery which occurred on March 29, 2013. Lane also had additional outstanding arrest warrants out of Massachusetts for assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Cole was arrested on an outstanding warrant for her role in the Hingham, Mass. bank robbery, alleging that she was an accessory after the fact, along with three other less serious arrest warrants.

Both Lane and Cole were turned over to the Brockton Police Department for processing and holding on the outstanding arrest warrants. Lane and Cole are being held pending their initial court appearance in Brockton District Court.

Lane and Cole are also suspects in additional bank robberies in the area and additional charges are possible pending the outcome of those investigations.

U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr., said “Unfortunately, crime knows no boundaries, and criminals can easily move around to commit offenses in any state.” Cargill continued, “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.”

Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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