Man charged with aggravated robbery of BNZ

The BNZ in Mosgiel was robbed in February. Photo: ODT Photo: Peter McIntosh
The BNZ in Mosgiel was robbed in February. Photo: ODT Photo: Peter McIntosh

A 49-year-old Dunedin man has been arrested and charged with the aggravated robbery of the BNZ bank in Mosgiel earlier this year.

Dean Samuel Hira (49), of South Dunedin, appeared in the Dunedin District Court this morning, charged with aggravated robbery.

Hira allegedly carried a wheel brace while robbing the BNZ bank in Mosgiel on February 2.

He was also charged on unrelated matters for making threats and receiving stolen goods to the value of $2500.

Justices of the Peace Shirley Woodrow and Helen Meiklejohn remanded him in custody, to appear in the Dunedin District Court on Tuesday.

"Police take this type of offending extremely seriously and we would like to thank the members of the Mosgiel community who assisted police with this inquiry," Detective Michael Bracegirdle said.

He said he was not able to comment further while the case was before the courts.

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