Police charge man with robbing Hamilton bank security staff


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A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with robbing security personnel while handling cash at a Hamilton bank.

He had made his first appearance in Manukau District Court yesterday. He was charged with aggravated robbery and remanded in custody until his next court appearance in November.

On August 22, three gunmen stole “bags of money” from security guards in less than 30 seconds at Northgate ANZ Bank in Hamilton.

A bystander told Stuff the men used shotguns to threaten security personnel as they transferred cash from an armored transport van to the bank.

“The robbers aimed at him with a shotgun, grabbed the bags of money, ran into the parking lot and fled in a car.”

Detective Sergeant Nick Stark said that although the arrest was positive, police were still following investigative leads to identify others involved.

“We would also like to thank the public who provided valuable information very soon after the aggravated robbery, which was of great help to the investigators.”

The police have not yet recovered the money.

Police are still encouraging anyone with information to contact police on 105 and quote case number 230822/9632.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555
111 or www.crimestoppers-nz.org [1].


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