29 Apr 2012

Police seek dead bus driver's cash box

4:56 am on 29 April 2012

Police are searching for the cash box of a bus driver who was killed on Friday night in Lower Hutt.

About 30 officers are investigating Herman Curry's death as a post mortem is conducted on the body of the Valley Flyer driver.


Mr Curry, 64, was found with head injuries at the Waterloo bus interchange just after finishing his shift about 10pm. It's believed he was attacked after parking his bus. Ambulance staff were unable to revive him.

Police say it might have been a robbery gone wrong, as the driver's cash box is missing. NZ Bus chief executive Zane Fulljames says there would have only been $40 - $50 in it.

"They carry very little cash on the bus. A man has lost his life over a very insignificant sum of money and that's dreadful."

The investigation is being worked as a homicide inquiry at least until post-mortem results are known.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was at the bus interchange between 6pm and midnight.


Mr Fulljames says Mr Curry was with the company for about eight years and his colleagues are devastated. He says they will be offered counselling.

On Saturday, security personnel were guarding the entrance to the area where Mr Curry's body was found.