Avondale CIB are appealing for information about a man who unsuccessfully attempted a robbery at the ASB bank in Avondale at 10.37am.
The young man covered his face with a bandana or scarf before confronting a male customer at the bank with a knife but was chased from the bank by the customer and a security guard.
He was last seen running down Wingate St in Avondale.
His ethnicity is unknown but he was wearing a green hooded jumper and blue jeans and was carrying a black bag and a large kitchen knife.
Anyone who has information about the man should contact Detective Sergeant Jason McIntosh on 09 820 5781 - firstname.lastname@example.org - or Detective Sergeant Nina Pedersen on 820 5748 - email@example.com
Anonymous information can go to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Source: New Zealand Police.