Smoking cash bag leads to Pa. bank robbery arrest

LANDISVILLE, Pa. - August 30, 2010

Fifty-year-old Douglas Smuck, of Wrightsville, York County is being held on $1 million bail after police say he robbed a bank but was thwarted by the smoking bag of loot.

East Hempfield Township police say Smuck flashed a handgun and demanded money during Friday afternoon's robbery in Landisville, Lancaster County. A dye pack was inserted with the money and a short time later a witness saw a man carrying a bag emitting red smoke.

The witness took down the license plate number and called police, who traced the car to Smuck. Investigators say Smuck admitted to the robbery after being arrested at his house.

It was not clear from online court records if Smuck had an attorney.

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