Police arrest 2 for bank robbery after finding them covered in dye

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Police arrested two people suspected of robbing a bank after finding them at a nearby bus stop covered in dye.

The North Tryon Division patrol officers of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department were dispatched at 5:58 p.m. Friday to the First Citizens Bank on North Tryon Street.

The officers saw a man and a woman at a nearby bus stop. An officer noticed dye on the people's clothing from an exploded dye pack, so he stopped the pair, who are mother and son.

Officers found the two in possession of the note used in the commission of the robbery and the money that was taken.

Armed robbery detectives responded to the scene with robbery detectives from the Safe Street Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Armed robbery detectives charged Carlos Lamonte Simpson, 21, and Pamela Simpson, 48, with common law robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Both suspects were transported to the Law Enforcement Center where they were questioned by armed robbery detectives.