13 Nov 2008

Man arrested for Whangarei robbery, bomb hoax

3:56 pm on 13 November 2008

The police have made an arrest in the case of a Whangarei bank robbery and bomb scare.

Tikipunga High School was evacuated for several hours last month after police received a phone call warning there was a bomb in the grounds.

Shortly afterwards, a man robbed the ANZ bank in central Whangarei and left in a taxi.

The police named the suspect and published his photograph.

On Thursday morning, they arrested a 27-year-old man after he went to the police station, and say he will be charged in connection with the robbery and bomb hoax.