Video: Red dye pack explodes on alleged bank robbery suspect in New Jersey

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An alleged bank robbery suspect had his spot blown up Saturday after a red dye pack exploded while he fled the scene in Newark, N.J.

Video released by police shows the suspect being trailed by a cloud of red smoke outside of a Capital One bank in Newark.

According to a report from the Newark Department of Public Safety, the man walked into the Springfield Avenue branch at around 10 a.m. and gave a teller a withdrawal slip that read, “I have a gun give me all the money from the register please, and no one will get hurt.”

The employee gave the person $2,500, $200 of which contained the dye pack, the report said.

It exploded after the suspect left the bank’s property, according to police and the footage.

As of Saturday night, no arrests had been made.


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