A couple accused of robbing a Hingham Bank back in March has been arrested in Brockton by U.S. Marshals officers.
On Wednesday, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force officers from both New Hampshire and Massachusetts arrested 35-year-old Ryan Patrick Lane, last known to be from Charlestown and 38-year-old Amy Cole, last known to be from Weymouth. They are accused of being involved in multiple bank robberies in both NH and Mass.
Hingham Police were searching for the couple in connection with the armed robbery of the Rockland Trust Bank on March 29th. The two were tentatively identified after a Weymouth Police Detective and several citizens came forward who recognized the suspect from surveillance photos that were published after the robbery.
Police say, on the afternoon of March 29th, a man entered the Rockland Trust Bank branch in the rear of Lincoln Plaza off Route 3A. He told the teller he had a gun, but did not display a weapon. The teller handed him an undisclosed amount of cash and he left the bank heading north on Route 3-A. He reportedly met his accomplice a short distance away near the 99 Restaurant.
On Wednesday investigators went 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 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 bank robbery, alleging that she was an accessory after the fact, along with three other less serious arrest warrants.