Lorain County fugitive busted on Cleveland's west side

A Lorain County fugitive was busted on the Cleveland's west side.

Tuesday at approximately 12:30 PM, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, Cleveland and Lorain Divisions, arrested Robert Beane, age 20, after receiving information Beane was in the Cleveland area.

Beane was wanted by the Lorain Co. Sheriff's Office for the charge of armed robbery and felonious assault. It is alleged Beane robbed a Dairy Mart in Lorain at gun point then hit the clerk in the face with the gun before making off with about $330 on April 14th, 2011.

In late July, The US Marshals added Beane to their "Dangerous Dozen" list. On two separate occasions Beane led police on lengthy foot pursuits and was able to elude officers both times after jumping from moving vehicles. On Tuesday Beane's luck finally ran out.

Members of the U. S. Marshals Task Force in Lorain received information that Beane was hiding out with a friend on the 6900 block of Detroit Ave. in Cleveland. Lorain task force officers reached out to members of the NOVFTF in Cleveland and combined efforts to capture Beane. Officers met up and responded to Beane's suspected location. After speaking with neighbors Beane's exact location was identified. Officers made contact at the residence and located Beane inside. Beane was arrested without incident and transported to the Lorain Co. Jail.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, "The Task Force officers had to move quickly and eliminate any possibility for Beane to escape. They couldn't jeopardize the safety of the community by allowing Beane the opportunity to run and lead police on pursuits throughout the area."

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at: 1-866-4-WANTED. Callers may remain anonymous.

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