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Police: Man dressed as woman robs Portage County bank, detonates dye pack in car

Posted at 1:46 PM, Jun 30, 2018

The Portage County Sheriff's Office is looking for a robber who may be covered in pink dye after taking money from a Mantua Township bank on Saturday morning.

According to authorities, an unknown black man dressed as a woman walked into the Mantua Township branch of Courtland Bank just after 9:30 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money be placed in his purse. 

Police said the bank tellers watched the man get inside what appeared to be a white Chevrolet Impala and handle the money, which set off a dye pack placed in the bag.

The suspect is described as a black male who stands about 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs around 175 to 200 pounds. The person appeared to be between 30 and 40 years old. He was wearing pink nail polish at the time of the robbery but may now be covered in pink dye. The interior of the car may likely be covered in dye as well, police said.