Police called over abusive customer

Last updated 12:55 28/07/2014

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Police were called to a central Wellington bank today when a disgruntled customer began waving a large stick at tellers.

Police said they were called to the BNZ Manners St branch at 9.35am when a customer trying to open a bank account brandished a metre-long stick at staff.

Senior Sergeant James McKay, of the Wellington District Communications Centre, said police were called after the man became abusive and began waving the stick around, which was thought to have come from a construction site.

The abusive customer had left before the police arrived at the bank.

However, he had identified himself to tellers so police were now following that lead, McKay said.

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