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VIDEO: Dye explodes on Glendale bank robbery suspect during getaway

Posted: 10:25 AM, Jan 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-10 12:26:07-05

GLENDALE, AZ — Glendale police are asking the public to keep an eye out for a suspect and pink cash after a bank robbery last week.

The incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2020, at a bank near 55th Avenue and Bell Road.

Police say a man entered the bank with a note demanding cash. He said he had a weapon and was able to leave with an undisclosed amount of money before making his getaway on a beach cruiser bike.

Surveillance video showed the man riding through the parking lot on a teal and purple bicycle as a pink dye-pack explodes, leaving a cloud of color that follows him.

He was then seen on video riding to a white pick-up truck in a nearby fitness center parking lot, where he loaded the bike and drove away on Bell Road.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-40s. He's around 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 240 pounds, police say. He was wearing a purple limited-edition "NAPA" hat with gold trim, a black jacket, jeans, black Nike running shoes, aviator sunglasses and a black drawstring backpack.

He took off in a white extended-cab Toyota Tundra.

Police are asking the community to reach out with any information about the suspect or incident, or to report whether someone tries to pay for something with pink-colored dollar bills.

Any information that can help detectives make an arrest can be given to Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO (Spanish) for a possible cash reward. You can also call Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.