An exploding dye pack may have injured 1 of 2 bank robbers


One of two men who robbed a Household Bank branch in the fTC first block of Ordnance Road in Glen Burnie Monday afternoon may have been injured when a dye pack exploded against his abdomen, county police said.

A Brooklyn Park man who saw the men running from the bank told police he saw one of them, doubled over as he ran, holding both hands near a large, red stain on the blue and white jogging suit he was wearing. The man threw away two red-stained latex gloves and a red bandanna as he ran.

The robbers fled in a navy blue car, police said.

The robbery occurred shortly after 2 p.m. As David Denhardt, 27, the account manager, was leaving the bank, two men with stockings covering their faces ran up to him and forced him back inside at gunpoint. They ordered him and the other employees to lie on the floor while one of the suspects tried to open several cash drawers. The only one he could get open contained a brown, standard-size, lockable bank bag with money and a dye pack in it. The men ran from the bank, and a clerk set off the holdup alarm a few seconds later, police said.

Sgt. George F. Johnson IV, the head of the county police robbery unit, said the case has been turned over to the FBI.

The holdup was the 13th bank robbery in the county this year, well under the 25 committed in all of 1993.

The suspects were described as black males, one of them 6 feet tall with a medium build, brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a navy blue and white nylon jogging suit with a red bandanna around his neck. He had three or four gold earrings in his left ear, police said.

The second suspect was described as 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall with a medium build, brown eyes and black hair, five to seven gold teeth and about five gold earrings in his left ear.

He was last seen wearing a black bandanna and a purple nylon jogging suit with a Los Angeles Lakers logo on the front.

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