FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Fort Wayne Police were called to a possible bank robbery in progress at the Fifth Third Bank branch on W. Berry Street just after 1 pm Wednesday.
Upon arrival, officers learned that a male subject entered the bank and demanded money using a note. The suspect then fled the area with an undisclosed amount of money, which also contained an exploding dye pack.
After exiting the bank the dye pack detonated covering the stolen money in red-colored dye.
Witnesses reported seeing the suspect fleeing the area into a nearby alley where he reportedly began to shed his clothing down to a white-colored tank top style shirt.
Bystander, Sara Hopkins says, “I just thought someone was acting up in the downtown community corrections facility, so I was just kinda checkin' that whole scene out, but basically I turned around and saw them taping everything off and all of the employees were sitting on the sidewalk, and then I saw news cameras."
Officer Raquel Foster says, "It's possible that the suspect does have a red dye or a red color of liquid on him."
No bank employees or customers were injured during this incident.
Anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 260 436-STOP / 260 436-7867.
This incident remains under investigation.
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