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.


David Dodd May 16, 2010 @ 4:43 a.m.

Wow, shades of "Raising Arizona". Surprising that the crooks don't just stick the cash into their pockets instead of demanding a bag. Greedy bastards.


SurfPuppy619 May 16, 2010 @ 10:46 a.m.

"Raising Arizona" was a fantastic show Refried.....the coen brothers really hit a home run with that one.

You know how you can tell if something touches you RG-you remember where/when it happened.

I saw "Raising Arizona" at the Loma Theater in (I think) 1987.


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