New Zealand Man Tries to Rob Bank by Phone
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A man who robbed a New Zealand bank was so disappointed with his haul he tried again - this time by phone, police said Saturday.
``He's rung (the bank) and said 'I'm the guy who robbed you the other day and I want the manager to put some money in a bag and go and stand in the street,'' said Detective Sergeant Chris Winder of the Auckland Police.
``(He said) 'I'll drive by slowly and take the bag from you and drive off.'''
A plain clothes police officer stood outside the bank in the northern city of Auckland on Friday carrying a bag but the man did not appear. Instead, he called again.
``A phone call was made by the offender saying, 'I've been watching and I don't like what I see,''' Winder said. ``He said 'can you meet me down (the road) instead.'''
A plain clothes officer waited for the man at the second rendezvous but he again failed to appear.
Police traced the calls and arrested a man Saturday, charging him with aggravated robbery and demanding money with menaces.