Man fights off ATM robbery
A man using an ATM in Blenheim has fought off an attempted robbery, police say.
Detective Senior Sergeant Ciaran Sloan said the victim was taking money out from the Westpac ATM, on Queen St, when a man allegedly tried to ‘‘snatch’’ his money.
Sloan said a man wanted in relation to the alleged attempted robbery was sighted on Henry St, less than two blocks from the bank, and found by a police dog hiding behind a hedge.
The search lasted about 5 minutes. The man was dressed in dark clothing and had a blue bandanna around his neck.
The man, in his 20s, had been arrested, Sloan said.