Dye pack paints bank robber and loot orange

Dye pack paints bank robber and loot orange

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police say the bank robbery suspect they're seeking after Thursday's holdup at a Chase Bank branch in south Salem, Ore., has a large nose with acne scars and, oh yes, he may be orange.

The robber handed a teller a note demanding money and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount.

Lt. Steve Birr says 45 seconds after the man left, an orange dye pack put into the loot bag exploded and likely painted the man and stolen cash orange.

Police searched the area but did not find anyone. Witnesses described the man as about 6 feet tall, thin, with blond hair and mustache, dressed in gray and looking dirty.

The FBI is assisting Salem police in the investigation.

 

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