Robber Discards Dye-Stained CULoot

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NEW BRITAIN, Ct. - (03/16/05) -- Pedestrians walking down Main St.Monday morning were greeted by bundles of red-stained currencythrown out the window of a passing getaway car from a man who hadjust held-up CenConn CU. Thick plumes of dye billowed out the carwindow as the suspect tossed the smoking money bag onto the streetafter a concealed packet of tear gas and dye exploded in the bag ofcash, filling the getaway car with a cloud of red smoke, policesaid. The dye-stained, knife-wielding bandit went on to try to robBanknorth in nearby Plainville, about an hour later. But whenanother dye pack exploded the suspect exploded into a stream ofprofanity and fled the bank without any cash.

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