24 Jun 2009

Hamilton bank robberies unrelated, say police

8:35 pm on 24 June 2009

Police say two bank robberies committed in Hamilton on Wednesday are unrelated.

The Frankton branch of Kiwibank was robbed by a man who presented a double-barreled shotgun at two tellers just before 3pm, police say.

The man demanded cash and left with money in plastic bags.

Police say at 10am, a man dressed in a bright orange jacket robbed a Westpac in Hamilton East, making off with an unknown amount of money.