19 Mar 2009

Arrest made over National Bank robbery

10:45 am on 19 March 2009

Police have arrested a man for the robbery of a bank in Manukau City centre.

The hold-up happened at a branch of the National Bank on Friday.

A customer and a bank employee were threatened with what was described as a gun.

The image of the robber was captured on security footage and widely publicised. He was not disguised.

As the result of help from the public, police say a man, 21, from Wiri, was arrested on Wednesday night.

A man is due to appear in the Manukau District Court on Thursday on a charge of robbery.