21 Jan 2017

Cyclist sought over gunpoint robbery at Christchurch bank

7:43 am on 21 January 2017

Detectives in Christchurch are looking for a cyclist seen on security cameras in their investigation of a bank robbery.

This cyclist is being sought by police in relation to the bank robbery in Upper Riccarton, Christchurch.

This cyclist is being sought by police in relation to the bank robbery in Upper Riccarton, Christchurch. Photo: NZ Police

The Kiwibank branch on Waimairi Road, Upper Riccarton, was robbed on Thursday around midday.

Staff were threatened with a firearm and cash was taken but no one was injured.

After reviewing the CCTV footage from around the time of the robbery, police released a photo of a man on a bicycle and appealed to the public for any information about him.

Police said the cyclist was last seen travelling on nearby Totara Street.