Police are always looking for the smoking gun when they are on a case.
Yesterday they were looking for a pair of smoking pants.
At 10:30 yesterday morning, Baltimore police say, a man with his hands in his pockets walked into the Capital Savings Bank in the 400 block of North Charles Street and proceeded to help himself to money in two cash drawers.
Unbeknownst to the thief, however, he grabbed two dye packs which resemble stacks of cash but are designed to explode and spatter a bank robber with dye to help thwart robberies and immediately identify a suspect. Police say the thief placed one of the packs in a paper bag and another in his trousers.