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Andrew Square bank-robbery suspect couldn't hide the dye smoke billowing from her hoodie, police say

Boston Police report a bystander who noticed red smoke pouring out of a woman's hoodie pocket held her in place until police could arrive to arrest her on charges she had just held up the Rockland Trust branch at 501 Southampton St. in South Boston around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police say Miriam Dealmeida, 38, was later also charged for robbing the East West Bank branch at 68 Kneeland St. in Chinatown earlier in the day, police say.

According to police, Dealmeida was making her way down Boston Street when a dye pack in her new cash exploded in her hoodie pocket. A bystander heading up into Andrew Square decided it was very suspicious that a woman would have red smoke coming out of her hoodie and chased her, catching up with her at Father Songin Way and holding her even as he notified a BPD sergeant who, as luck would have it, was right nearby, police say.

Dalmeida was arraigned in South Boston Municipal Court on a charge of unarmed robbery, where she was ordered held in lieu of $2,500 bail, according to court records. She faces a similar charge in Boston Municipal Court for the Chinatown robbery, court records show.

Innocent, etc.

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