DRACUT -- A 37-year-old Lowell man is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges that he robbed the TD Bank at 1255 Bridge St. Tuesday afternoon.

Darryl Valcourt, 60 Leeds St., allegedly handed a note to a bank teller demanding cash and saying he was armed. He was wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses and a gray hooded sweatshirt and did not show a weapon, police said.

Witnesses told police Valcourt ran down Emerson Avenue when a dye pack exploded, covering his clothing with a red dye. He allegedly discarded the dye pack, a stack of bills and the note he gave a teller, all of which were recovered by police.

Deputy Chief Dave Chartrand said anonymous tips identifying Valcourt came in to police from people who read a report by The Sun with Valcourt's photo.

According to police, he agreed to meet with officers and confirmed he robbed the bank. He was taken into custody and charged with armed robbery.

The TD Bank on Bridge Street has been robbed numerous times before, including one in a string of robberies across the Merrimack Valley last spring, and others in 2008 and 2010.

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