Bank rob­ber’s es­cape brief

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Peter Lacey’s great es­cape was even less suc­cess­ful than his bank job.

Lacey, 42, pleaded guilty at Porirua Dis­trict Court on Tues­day to charges of ag­gra­vated rob­bery, es­cap­ing from po­lice cus­tody and driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Sergeant Paul Macky said that on Au­gust 21 Lacey drove to the Tawa BNZ branch to rob it. He had cov­ered his face with a mask and was armed with a sawn-off shot­gun. He ap­proached a teller, threw a bag on the counter and de­manded money.

Lacey then pointed the shot­gun at the teller, say­ing he would shoot him if money was not fetched. After the teller handed Lacey $300, he got back into his car and drove away.

Po­lice found Lacey later that night at a house in Tawa.

While be­ing in­ter­viewed the next day at Porirua Po­lice Sta­tion, the Tawa res­i­dent ac­cepted re­spon­si­bil­ity for the rob­bery and helped po­lice to lo­cate the shot­gun.

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