26 Jan 2017

Man, 47, arrested after bicycle bank robberies

4:23 pm on 26 January 2017

Police have arrested a man for allegedly holding up two Christchurch Kiwibank branches in a week.

Kiwibank sign

Photo: RNZ

Yesterday, a cyclist, who wore a mask and carried a gun, robbed the Riccarton branch.

Six days earlier, the nearby Bush Inn branch was targeted.

A 47-year-old man will appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow charged with aggravated robbery.

Meanwhile, no arrest has been made for the robbery of the Bush Inn Kiwibank on 17 November. In that incident, a man wearing all black, who appeared to be in his mid-20s, approached a teller with a note that said he had a gun.