Reward Offered For Information About Man Who Robbed Bank, Tried To Wash Money At Laundromat


UPDATED: Sunday January 13, 2013 9:56 AM

Police said that a man robbed a bank and tried to wash dye from an exploded dye pack off at a local Laundromat.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers announced on Sunday that they were offering up to a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the man.

According to police, on Dec. 17 at about 2:07 p.m., a man walked into the Key Bank, located at 88 E. Broad St. downtown, and demanded money from a teller.

The teller complied, and the man ran west from the bank, where the dye pack exploded.

That evening, police said, the man went to a Laundromat on the west side and tried to wash the dye-stained money.

Police said that the same man also robbed a Fifth Third Bank, located at 1349 W. 5th Ave. near Grandview, on Jan 9 at 10:16 a.m.a

The man is described as between 50-60 years old, medium build with a gray scruffy beard.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the robberies and knows anything about the crimes is asked to call Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-645-8477.

Tips also can be texted to CRIMES, keyword CMH.

Tips can remain anonymous.

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