Dye Pack Explodes in Pa. Bank Robber's Car


A dye pack exploded in a bag of cash as a bank robber drove on North Front Street in Harrisburg on Friday morning.

Harrisburg police released this surveillance photo of the man suspected in the bank robbery.

At about 10:40 a.m., officers were called to the Mid Penn Bank in the 2600 block of Front Street on the report of a robbery.

A masked man entered the bank, pointed a handgun at workers and demanded cash, police said.

Tellers placed money in a bag and the man left the bank, according to police.

Harrisburg police released this surveillance photo of the getaway car.

Just south of the bank on North Front Street, the man's getaway car ran off the road when a dye pack exploded and filled his car with red smoke, police said.

The man took off on foot and he left most of the money behind, according to police.

The car had been reported stolen in Lower Paxton Township, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Matthew Taylor at 717-255-3187 or Sgt. Thomas Carter at 717-255-6586.

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