Journalism 133: Prof. Craig: Bank Robbery Leads


Straightforward leads:
San Jose police and investigators are seeking the identity of a man who attempted to rob a Life Savings Bank near 38th Street and Pacific Avenue.
On Tuesday morning, police received a report of a robbery gone wrong due to an explosive dye pack.
San Jose Police are still searching for an armed bank robber who set off an explosive dye pack in his pants.
Kathy Conover, a bank teller at Life Savings Bank, used quick thinking to deter a robber on Tuesday morning.
Investigators are seeking the public's help in finding a man who robbed Life Savings Bank last Tuesday morning around 11:30 a.m.
Police responded to a robbery call at a Life Savings Bank on Tuesday afternoon after witnesses saw a half-naked man fleeing the scene.

Summary leads:
A San Jose bank was robbed Tuesday morning after a man held a bank teller at gunpoint and forced her to fill a bag with money.
San Jose police found burnt pants while responding to a report of an armed bank robbery at the Life Savings Bank near 38th Street and Pacific Avenue.
After robbing a bank and stuffing the bag of money down his pants, witnesses saw a bank robber’s pants explode when an anti-theft device covered him in dye.
A man robbed a San Jose bank last Tuesday morning and experienced an explosion in his pants thanks to the clever intuition of a bank teller.
Police are on the lookout for an armed robbery suspect complaining of crotch burns after robbing the Life Savings Bank on Tuesday.
An attempted bank robbery on Tuesday was thwarted by an alert bank teller who placed an anti-theft device into the loot bag.
Investigators are looking for a bank robber who might be stained with bright red dye after a bank robbery on 38th Street and Pacific Avenue.

Slight twist leads:
A recent theft-prevention training seminar helped a San Jose bank teller successfully place an explosive dye pack during a robbery on Tuesday.
Burned jeans were found near a San Jose bank after an attempted robbery when an explosive dye pack went off in the robber's pants.
A San Jose Bank robber was seen with "an explosion taking place inside his pants." while making his escape on Tuesday.
A police spokesman says that a still-at-large bank robber may have experienced explosive burns to his crotch on Tuesday.
A certain criminal may think twice about robbing banks again after literally being burned by his loot.
A bank teller saved the day with an explosive dye device after a man tried to rob Life Savings Bank.

Absurdity leads:
Today a bank robber has a useless bag of money and one less pair of pants.
A pantsless robber fled the scene of a San Jose bank robbery Tuesday after an explosive dye pack blew up in his pants.
Police arrived at the scene of a bank robbery in San Jose on Tuesday where all they found was a pair of burned jeans.
An armed San Jose bank robber was seen escaping the bank half naked, after an anti-theft device exploded in his pants.
Police are searching for a bank robber who got an explosive surprise on Tuesday.
A bank robbery went from bad to worse when the suspect decided to stuff the money down his pants.
An anti-theft device left a San Jose bank robber half-naked, stained red and burned.
Exploding pants may just be the new way to stop bank robberies.

Play-on-words leads:
A bank robber dying for money got more than he bargained for when he tried to rob a bank in San Jose last Tuesday.
Authorities are looking for a bank robber who was left red-handed after there was an explosion in his pants.
On Tuesday, a bank robber discovered that cold cash can actually be searing hot.
A man who robbed a local bank Tuesday has not been caught red-handed … yet.
The robber of Life Savings Bank may not yet have been apprehended by police, but he has definitely taken the heat for his actions.
A bank robber may have lost both his cash and his "jewels" thanks to a bank anti-theft device.


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