Bank rob­ber fails to nail it

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A man who al­legedly tried to rob an ANZ bank didn’t get far be­fore be­ing caught.

Po­lice say the man went into the Pon­sonby Rd branch at about 9.15am on Tues­day with a ham­mer and de­manded cash.

He left the bank when the teller went to con­fer with her man­ager, Avon­dale De­tec­tive Sergeant Mike Wil­liams says.

The un­suc­cess­ful rob­ber got away with noth­ing and was caught a short time after­wards on nearby Arthur St.

A po­lice of­fi­cer on the street spot­ted a man match­ing the rob­ber’s de­scrip­tion and was able to snap a pic­ture and send it to col­leagues at the bank to com­pare with CCTV footage.

The man ap­peared in the Auck­land District Court on Wed­nes­day to face a charge of de­mand­ing with in­tent to steal.

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