Robber demanded dye pack, got burned

February 18, 2009 5:02:17 AM PST
Authorities say a bad choice of loot left a Philadelphia-area bank robber possibly red-faced but definitely red in other areas. Police say a man walked in a TD Bank in Middletown Township northeast of Philadelphia on Tuesday and told a teller to put money in a plastic bag.

She did, then the man demanded another stack of bills on a counter. He stuffed that in his pocket and ran. But the last stack was a dye pack that activated about 50 yards away, burning a hole in his pocket and coloring his leg red.

Middletown Police Officer Michael Lubold spotted a limping, red-dyed man outside and arrested him. Police say 33-year-old Nathan Berry of Newtown was charged with bank robbery and held in lieu of $100,000 bail. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

---

Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.phillyburbs.com

CLICK HERE to follow Action News on Twitter

CLICK HERE to get Action News on your website

CLICK HERE to find Action News on Facebook

Click here to get the latest Philadelphia news and headlines from across the Delaware and Lehigh valleys.


Load Comments