Bank robbery on North Shore

Police are responding to a possible bank robbery on the North Shore (File)
Police are responding to a possible bank robbery on the North Shore (File)

A man who robbed a bank on the North Shore on Wednesday afternoon made off with a sum of cash, police say. 

The man, in his 20s, entered the ANZ bank on Glenfield Road just after 1pm and demanded money.  

Police dogs and their handlers have been tracking him from a car found in the area. It is still not yet confirmed that the car is connected to the robbery. 

The man was wearing a white hoody and sunglasses with the hood up. Police say he is described as a Maori or Pacific Islander.

A member of the Glenfield Community group said she watched "at least 13 police cars" race down the street earlier in the afternoon. 

A staff member from the nearby Burger Fuel restaurant told Newshub that it looked like staff had been evacuated from the bank. 

"I watched a staff member come back from lunch and they couldn't get back inside" he said. 

He said the footpath and area around the bank was blocked off. 

A lockdown at Bayview Primary School has now been lifted. 

Newshub.