Robbery suspect really caught 'red-handed'

November 2, 2010 8:49:36 AM PDT
The FBI says a southwestern Pennsylvania bank robbery suspect has been caught "red-handed." Kurt Fritzel, 50, of Charleroi, is in jail after police and the FBI say he robbed a Citizens Bank branch a few doors down from his apartment. Witnesses say a dye pack hidden in the money he stole exploded in his hands, creating a red cloud that led authorities to his home.

Authorities searched Fritzel's apartment above a thrift and used furniture shop Monday after the heist. Senior FBI Agent David Hedges, who heads the bureau's Charleroi office, declined to comment except to call it a "pathetic case."

Online court records don't list an attorney for Fritzel.


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