Chula Vista police caught a Wells Fargo bank robber red-handed — almost.
The robbery took place at the Third Avenue branch at around 2 p.m. on May 13, according to a press release. Witnesses said the suspect, who claimed to have a weapon, demanded money and fled in a gold-colored Toyota Camry with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Shortly thereafter, a CVPD officer saw the car a few blocks from the scene. He stopped the driver without incident and spotted the evidence all over the male suspect: the 48-year-old San Diego resident was covered in ink — a result of the exploding dye packs hidden in the stolen money.
The suspect booked in the Chula Vista jail.