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Updated: 9:29 a.m. Monday, July 26, 2010 | Posted: 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010
SWISSVALE, Pa. —
Swissvale police Chief Greg Geppert said Dennis Hawkins, 48, was sitting in a parked car covered in dye from an exploding packet when he was arrested Saturday.
Geppert said Hawkins was spotted in a Giant Eagle grocery store before shoplifting a BB gun from K-Mart before entering the bank.
Authorities said Hawkins robbed the bank at gunpoint then dropped some of it after the dye pack blew up.
Hawkins then allegedly entered a woman's car. She got out, took her keys and alerted police. Hawkins was found sitting in the car.
He is being held on $230,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 28.
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