Man fights off ATM rob­bery

Marlborough Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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