Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


New footage available of bomb threat suspect

Police investigating the aggravated robbery and bomb hoax at BNZ Ronwood Ave, Manukau, have released additional footage of the suspect following the incident.

The suspect entered a taxi in Manukau after leaving the bank and rode to Otara, where he got out near McDonalds. He is seen in CCTV footage from the taxi removing a wig, where his real hair is clearly visible.

Detective Sergeant Dave Honiss of Counties Manukau Central CIB says the investigating team is hopeful that the release of this footage will lead to an arrest.

"We expect that this video footage will help identify the suspect," he says. "The clip clearly shows his mannerisms, which are often more of a giveaway for identity than a still photo. He also puts a hat on, which somebody may recognise."

The suspect is wanted by Police following a bomb threat in the bank around 10:30am on Friday 24 January that required Police, Fire and Ambulance crews as well as the NZDF bomb squad. He fled the bank with a small amount of cash and the bomb was discovered to be an elaborate hoax.

"Police advise anyone with information on the suspect to come forward," says Detective Sergeant Honiss. "Aggravated robbery is a serious offence and we are looking to speak to this individual as soon as possible."

Anyone who recognises the suspect in the taxi or knows anything about this incident should call Detective Sergeant Dave Honiss on 09 213 9154 or Detective Seema Kotecha on 09 213 9163, or information can be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

PM's Presser: ‘Precarious’ Solid Energy In Banks’ Hands

Liquidation of state-owned coal company Solid Energy “cannot be ruled out” but is “not the number one preferred option of the government,” says Prime Minister John Key, who confirmed the beleaguered company was discussed today at Cabinet as its banking syndicate grapples with its commercially dire prospects. More>>

ALSO:

Missed Opportunities: Amnesty International Report Card On NZ's UN Role

As New Zealand steps down from its month as President of the Council, Amnesty International has taken the opportunity to review New Zealand’s role on the Council so far and assess their performance and contribution to protecting human rights worldwide. More>>

ALSO:

Prince Charles Get More Jobs: PM Announces Honorary Military Appointments

PM John Key has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of HRH The Prince of Wales to three honorary positions: Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy; Field Marshal, New Zealand Army; Marshal of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. More>>

ALSO:

No TPP Deal: Gordon Campbell On Why We Should Still Oppose Investor-State Dispute Measures

Even in this dark hour for the TPP, the secrecy farce continues... What is left to hide? Every single negotiator went into those talks in Maui knowing exactly where everyone else stood. More>>

REACTION:

Salvation Army On Homelessness: Hard Times In West Auckland

The report details an uncomfortable story of people whose only option is to live an unhealthy, dangerous and damaging street life... The social housing needed by these people is not currently available in sufficient quantity. More social housing is required in the West. More>>

ALSO:

Message For PM: NZ Supports Te Reo Māori – You Should Too

As Māori Language Week celebrations and commemoration of 40 years draws to an end, the Māori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, is once again hugely encouraged by the widespread support for Māori language from throughout the country ... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news