Felon accused of bank heists faces 65 years

A felon who never reported back to a minimum-security rehabilitation center in the Tenderloin earlier this month managed to rob three San Francisco banks before being caught, prosecutors say.

Scot Allan Beane, 44, was indicted in federal court Tuesday for escape from custody and three counts of bank robbery.

Beane, who was on parole for a bank robbery conviction in 2001, left a federal halfway house located at 111 Turk St. on April 3. Authorities realized he didn’t show up to his job at the local Goodwill, and U.S. Marshals issued an arrest warrant the next day. Three days later, he robbed a Washington Mutual branch in the Marina of more than $6,000, according to the FBI.

“Hurry up! Don’t try to push any buttons or give me any rat packs,” he yelled at the teller, according to a complaint.

Then on April 9, Beane robbed a U.S. Bank branch at 443 Castro St., and the next day he was caught after robbing a Bank of the West at 295 Bush St., the FBI said. Authorities say he collected more than $13,000.

Beane is scheduled to be in court Monday. He faces five years in prison for escaping custody and 20 years for each count of bank robbery.

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