7 May 2011

Men charged with bank robbery appear in court

12:15 pm on 7 May 2011

Two men charged in relation to the armed robbery of an Auckland bank have been granted interim name suppression.

The men made a brief appearance in the Auckland District Court on Saturday, charged with armed robbery.

One appeared to be injured, limping as he came into court and sporting a bandaged arm.

The pair were remanded in custody and will reappear on Monday.

A third person believed to be involved has not been located.

The men are alleged to have entered the ASB bank in the suburb of Royal Oak at 2.30pm on Friday armed with guns, and to have made off with an undisclosed sum of money.

Staff and students at nearby Royal Oak Primary School were put into lockdown after the holdup as police mounted a hunt.