Bristol bank robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night

Police are on the look out for a robbery suspect, who may have been doused with red dye after the money bag he grabbed exploded while he was holding it

Police provided this image of an armed robbery suspect. The Webster Bank on Pine Street, Bristol was robbed Tuesday night.

Police provided this image of an armed robbery suspect. The Webster Bank on Pine Street, Bristol was robbed Tuesday night.

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Last Tuesday, around 5 p.m., the Webster Bank, 797 Pine St., Bristol was robbed by a lone white male suspect, said police. Police said the suspect appeared to be between 5’8” and 6’2” tall, and had an Eastern European type accent.

The suspect was provided an undetermined amount of cash and cash equipped with marking dye packs, which exploded while in his possession, said police. That dye, which may have marked the suspect with red dye, also may have contaminated the remainder of the stolen money with red dye.

Anyone seeing a person with red dye markings or receiving money with red dye on it should contact their local police department.

Police said the suspect was dressed in all black clothing, a black knit mask, black ball cap, black hooded sweatshirt, and a black over coat style coat. A firearm was shown and money was demanded.

Anyone with information about this robbery should contact Bristol Police Detective Peter Dauphinais at (860)314-4566. Police said a reward fund has been set up for any information that leads to an arrest in this case.