22 Jul 2011

Auckland bank held up by armed man

8:30 pm on 22 July 2011

A Westpac Bank branch in central Auckland has been robbed by an armed man.

Police say the man entered the bank on Ponsonby Road at about 3.30pm, carrying a firearm, and handed a note demanding money to a bank teller.

The teller gave the man an undisclosed sum of cash before he fled.

The police say they have pictures of the man's face from the bank's CCTV footage and are searching for him.

They say he is Polynesian and aged in his 20s.