Journalism 133: Prof. Craig: Bank Robbery Leads


Straightforward leads:
Police are searching for a mid-30s to early-40s white male suspect at large for robbing Life Savings Bank in San Jose after a dye pack stuffed into the bag of money exploded, causing the robber to flee the crime scene half-naked and covered in bright red dye.
Police responded to a robbery call at a Life Savings Bank on Tuesday afternoon after witnesses saw a half-naked man fleeing the scene.
A white man in his mid-thirties robbed a Life Savings Bank near 38th Street and Pacific Avenue Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m.
An unidentified man robbed Life Savings Bank at gunpoint on Tuesday morning at 11:30.

Summary leads:
After robbing a bank and stuffing the bag of money down his pants, witnesses saw a bank robberís pants explode when an anti-theft device covered him in dye.
A man robbed a San Jose bank last Tuesday morning and experienced a red 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 robbery attempt was thwarted on Tuesday morning by an anti-theft device in an unusual way.
A bank teller saved the day with an explosive dye device after a man tried to rob Life Savings Bank.
A bank teller got creative with an anti-theft device while she was robbed in broad daylight.
A local man received more than he bargained for when he tried to rob the Life Savings Bank.
A certain criminal may think twice about robbing banks again after literally being burned by his loot.
On Tuesday morning, a robber's attempt to steal from local Life Savings Bank resulted in a dye pack exploding in the suspect's crotch.
A bank teller outwitted a thief by using an anti-theft device during an attempted bank robbery.
An unidentified man got more than he bargained for after he robbed Life Savings Bank, and received a burning hot surprise.

Absurdity leads:
Today a bank robber has a useless bag of money and one less pair of pants.
Explosive bank robbery leaves the robber on the run with not pants full of cash but rather red dye.
A Life Savings Bank teller outsmarted an aggressive bank robber on Tuesday, with new dye-pack technology forcing him to run away with his red tail tucked between his legs.
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.
If you were walking around 38th Street and Pacific Avenue on Tuesday morning, you might have seen something rather strange: A manís pants exploding.
A bank robbery went from bad to worse when the suspect decided to stuff the money down his pants.

Play-on-words leads:
Bank robber dying for money gets 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 Ö 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 new bank anti-theft device.


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