Armed robberies are continuing apace in New Zealand with yet another armed hold up in a bank. This must be the fastest growing occupation right now.
At 2.12pm yesterday frightened customers and staff at the ASB Bank in Grey Lynn, Auckland were ordered to drop to the floor by a masked gunman, whilst another climbed over a security screen and threatened a bank worker. The two escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. The Herald said
“Police said one of the men was of medium build, possibly European, about 1.83m tall and wearing dark glasses and a blue and white hooded jacket.
The other man was a dark-skinned Maori or Polynesian, of stocky build. He was about 1.78m tall and wearing a light blue hooded track top.”
The people cowering in the photo look absolutely terrified, the poor gentleman in the middle can’t even kneel down properly. People have a right to go about their normal daily business without fearing for their lives. We’ve been doing this blog for some time now and have seen most things but images like these still shock and dismay us.
New Zealand often markets itself as being a safe country with a low crime rate, the reality is very different.
For details of other armed hold ups see: Armed Robberies
For facts and stats about crime see: NZ Facts and Stats