Attempted Robbery at Oklahoma City Bank

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 1:44 pm
By: News 9

Staff and Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY - Authorities are looking for a bank robber who dropped the stolen bag of money after a red dye pack inside it apparently exploded.

FBI Special Agent Gary Johnson says the robber walked into a Chase bank branch about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday and handed a teller a note demanding money.

Johnson says the man took the bag with an undisclosed amount of money and left on foot then while running across the parking lot of a nearby shopping center dropped the bag.

Johnson declined to say if the bag contained a dye pack but witnesses said a red dye pack exploded as the man opened the bag and he dropped it and ran away.

Johnson says the man implied he had a weapon but none was seen and there were no injuries.

If anyone has any information regarding the incident, please contact the FBI's 24-hour number at (405) 290-7770.

According to Johnson, a reward of up to $2000 is being offered by the Oklahoma Banker's Association for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible.