Authorities ask citizens to help catch a robber 'red-handed' | News
LINDALE, TX (KLTV)- Dye stained bills discovered in Lindale are believed to be connected with the robbery of the Capitol One Bank on South Main Street in Lindale last Wednesday.
Information obtained by Lindale Police and the local FBI office confirms that a Dye Pack did go off, which could cause burn injuries. Authorities say that dye stained bills were discovered and brought forth by citizens in Lindale. This would suggest that the suspect might possibly be from this area.
"With what we found so far, we do believe there is a strong possibility that this person could be local from the East Texas area," says Sergeant Chad McElyea.
The FBI and Lindale Police are continuing their investigation to determine the location and travel pattern of the bills that were recovered.
McElyea says authorities will try to lift fingerprints from that money, however they say there are encouraging East Texas citizens to keep their eyes on the look out for the robber. McElyea says the dye from the dye pack will not wash off of clothes or car seats, so it's important to keep an eye out for anyone in stained clothes or a stained vehicle. McElyea also says remnants of that dye can still be seen on skin for days, so the person who robbed the bank may have red dye on their hands or face.
"The subject was seen by witnesses, leaving the bank with the red smoke coming out of the windows of the car," McElyea says.
"They're explaining his car to be something like a Honda Civic from the early 90s... possibly silver or white. The windows could have a tint to it. There would be red dye, red splatter on the seats. If anybody sees a car like that, don't hesitate to call local law enforcement," he adds.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lindale Police Department or you Local FBI Office.
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