Police arrest man accused of robbing SkyCity

By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. 

Police in Auckland say the man accused of robbing SkyCity last week has been arrested.

Police have arrested a man accused of robbing SkyCity. Phhoto/RNZ

Officers were called to the casino around 12.30pm last Friday.

They say a 56-year-old man entered the venue and demanded cash, while suggesting he had a weapon.

He was found 24 hours later on a bus in Counties Manukau where he was arrested.

In a statement, Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong said the man was well known to staff.

There was no evidence to suggest the man was in possession of a firearm at the time, but the victim was shaken by the incident, he said.

He has been charged with aggravated robbery and is expected to appear in Manukau District Court.

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