Pub­lic’s help sought to find bank rob­ber hit by ex­plod­ing dye pack

The Fresno Bee - - News - BY LEWIS GRIS­WOLD lgris­wold@fres­nobee.com Lewis Gris­wold: 559-441-6104, @fb_LewGris­wold

Fresno po­lice are ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help in find­ing a bank rob­ber who has sev­eral tat­toos on his face and head, and who may have red dye on him from an ex­plod­ing dye pack.

Po­lice on Tues­day re­leased a photo of the sus­pect, which is not dis­tinct enough to show the tat­toos very well, and a pic­ture of his get­away car.

About 10:38 a.m. Fri­day, of­fi­cers from north­west pa­trol units re­sponded to the BBVA Com­pass Bank at 1015 W. Shaw Ave. re­gard­ing a bank rob­bery.

The sus­pect was de­scribed as a His­panic male, 30 to 40 years old, with a stocky build and black mus­tache. He was last seen wear­ing a black shirt, black pants and a Cal­i­for­nia bear logo ball cap.

He ap­proached the bank teller and handed over a note ask­ing for the money in the top drawer and men­tioned that he was armed.

The teller handed the money from the cash drawer and “bait money” with a red dye pack. He walked out with an undis­closed amount of cash and got into the front pas­sen­ger seat of a gray 2012 or 2013 Chrysler 200.

The dye pack went off be­fore the car could make it out of the park­ing lot. The car was last seen go­ing south­bound on Palm Av­enue from Shaw.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call De­tec­tive Blan­cas at 559-621-2083, or Crime Stop­pers at 559-498-7867.

Fresno Po­lice De­part­ment

Fresno po­lice said this Dodge Chrysler 200 was used as the get­away car in a bank rob­bery.

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