Dye pack explodes on New Jersey bank robber

A New Jersey bank robber was seeing red after a dye pack exploded on him as he fled the scene Saturday.

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

The dye pack exploded when the suspect fled a Capital One Bank in Newark, NJ on July 3, 2021.
The dye pack exploded when the suspect fled a Capital One Bank in Newark, NJ on July 3, 2021.
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He ultimately ditched $200 upon initiating the dye pack during his escape.
He ultimately ditched $200 upon initiating the dye pack during his escape.
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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,” cops said.

The employee gave the robber $2,500, $200 of which contained the dye pack. It exploded after the suspect left the bank’s property, according to police and the footage.

Police continued to search for the suspect Saturday night.

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