21 Jan 2010

Man charged over Gisborne bank robbery

4:15 pm on 21 January 2010

Police in Gisborne have arrested a 22-year-old man and charged him with robbing a bank in the main street.

At 10.30am on Thursday, a man walked into the ANZ bank in Gladstone Road with a knife and demanded money from a teller.

He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police chased a car which crashed at an intersection about 1km from the bank.

Police say the man has been remanded in custody and will appear in Gisborne District Court on Friday.