Meadowbank Bank Robbery Update
New Zealand Police Alert 1:30pm 30 May 2008 Auckland City
Location of incident: Meadowbank
Incident type: Meadowbank Bank Robbery Update
Few further details are available in relation to the previously reported armed robbery at the Meadowbank ASB this afternoon.
Just after 1.30 pm police received reports of two men carrying a sawn-off shotgun running from the Meadowbank ASB and driving off in a green Peugeot car.
An undisclosed amount of money was taken in the robbery.
It can be confirmed that the car located in the carpark at the Waiatarua Reserve at the intersection of Grand Drive and Abbots Way was the car used in the robbery. The vehicle has panel damage on one of the doors and had different number plates front and rear. Auckland Crime Squad Detectives are interested in hearing from anyone who recalls seeing the car in the area of the Bank or the Waiatarua Reserve with two male occupants of dark complexion around the time of the robbery or of anyone seen leaving the carpark in a second vehicle.
Detectives are examining CCTV coverage of the robbery and will be releasing further descriptions/photographs as they come to hand.
At 1.50 pm a report was received from the Bairds Road ASB of a lone male who had run from the bank after presenting a note to tellers demanding money. Initial reports indicate that nothing was taken during the robbery and the offender was provisionally described as being aged 13-15 years.
The Counties Manukau Communications Manager will be sending a media release out in relation to this offender.