A bank robber left Gore Street littered with a trail of red money after the dye pack secretly stuffed into his loot by a bank teller exploded as the crook tried to make a getaway from the heist on his bicycle.
A bank robber left Gore Street littered with a trail of red money after the dye pack secretly stuffed into his loot by a bank teller exploded as the crook tried to make a getaway on his bicycle.
Police finally tackled George Harrison, 51, of Broadway in Revere, on Harding Street. He faces charges of armed bank robbery.
Harrison walked into the Citizens Bank at 225 Cambridge St. Monday at 2:20 p.m., told a teller he had a gun and demanded money, according to police spokesman Frank Pasquarello.
But police were in hot pursuit of Harrison after a dye pack in the bag of stolen money exploded and left a red cloud in his wake as he rode his bike down Gore Street.
That’s when Harrison jumped off his bike, setting off a chase that eventually ended on Harding Street, where police tackled him, according to Pasquarello.
Pasquarello said cops found a starter pistol, typically used for track meets, in the waistband of Harrison’s pants. Harrison’s hands and the handlebars of his bike were covered in red dye, he said.