Police chase man who allegedly robbed Auckland bank


A bank in the Glenfield shopping center was reportedly robbed on Saturday morning.  (File photo)

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A bank in the Glenfield shopping center was reportedly robbed on Saturday morning. (File photo)

Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a bank on Auckland’s North Shore.

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The man allegedly threatened staff and took money from the bank at Glenfield Shopping Center around 11.30am on Saturday, police said in a statement.

No one was injured during the accident.

Police said inquiries were underway to locate the man.

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A staff member at a nearby store said he first heard about the incident from a woman who was at the bank with a young boy.

The woman asked if they could stay in the store for a bit, as the boy was scared.

The staff member said she saw bank staff lower the shutters, as mall security rushed to the scene.

The robbery comes nearly a month after the mall closed due to reports that there were gunmen inside. The police then recovered the ball bearing [BB] guns of a group of young people in the basement of the parking lot.

The staff member said that incident and Saturday’s alleged robbery left her “a bit scared”.

She planned to ask her manager if they could put a switch in the store to allow them to shut it off from the inside, so that she and her co-workers could lock themselves in if they needed to take action to protect themselves inside. the future.

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