It took police in New London, Connecticut, all of six minutes to apprehend 35-year-old Jerry Thompson after he allegedly robbed a Citizens Bank located one block away from police headquarters.
A witness to the crime told police he saw Thompson run out of the bank when a red dye pack that was hidden within the stolen loot suddenly exploded, scattering dye-stained bills all over the street.
Officers found Thompson a few minutes later inside a nearby train station and arrested him without incident.
The Hartford resident was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries sustained during the dye pack eruption.
Most of the money that was ejected from Thompson's pocket was later recovered.
[photos via Tim Martin/The Day]