A Brooklyn cop nabbed a bank robber Tuesday when a dye pack exploded in the crook’s shirt pocket after a heist, police said.
Police Officer Carlos Corporan, 23, was on his way back to the 90th Precinct stationhouse when he spotted a suspicious man at Flushing Ave. and Broadway in Bushwick about 2:20 p.m., cops said.
Corporan, on the force for just over a year, said the man matched the description of a suspect wanted for a previous bank robbery in Brooklyn Heights.
But as Corporan approached the man, he spotted something bizarre: smoke pouring from the man’s shirt pocket. Suddenly, police put a description over the radio of a bandit wanted for holding up a Chase bank nearby. “It turned out he robbed a bank around the corner,” Corporan said.
The officer cuffed Terence Buckley, 47, who stole a mere $100 from the bank before the dye pack popped, police said. Charges were pending last night as investigators checked to see whether he’s wanted in the earlier heist.