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.

bbegin@examiner.com

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Construction in the Better Market Street Project between Fifth and Eighth streets is expected to break ground in mid-2021.<ins></ins>
SFMTA board to vote on Better Market Street changes

Agency seeks to make up for slimmed-down plan with traffic safety improvements

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during an event to name President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team at the Queen Theater on Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
Kamala Harris to resign from Senate

Bridget Bowman CQ-Roll Call Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from the… Continue reading

A view of Science Hall at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
CCSF begins search for next chancellor amid new challenges

‘It’s arguably the biggest single responsibility the board has,’ trustee says

Some people are concerned that University of California, San Francisco’s expansion at its Parnassus campus could cause an undesirable increase in the number of riders on Muni’s N-Judah line.<ins></ins>
Will UCSF’s $20 million pledge to SFMTA offset traffic woes?

An even more crowded N-Judah plus increased congestion ahead cause concern

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) speaks during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Pelosi called for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump a day after his supporters stormed the Capitol. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
Feds seeking woman whose ex says she stole Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during Capitol riot

Jeremy Roebuck The Philadelphia Inquirer Federal authorities have obtained an arrest warrant… Continue reading

Most Read