Wellington Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted aggravated robbery in Tawa last week.
Around 9:15pm on Tuesday 28 May, a man was using the BNZ ATM on Main Road when he was approached by a man and a woman on a small motorcycle.
The pair demanded money, and punched and pushed the man to the ground when he refused to hand it over, says Detective Senior Sergeant Martin Todd.
The man was able to defend himself and the pair fled on the motorcycle empty-handed.
"The victim sustained minor injuries during the incident.
"Police would like the public’s help to identify the two offenders."
The male offender was described as Caucasian, around 172 cm tall, of slim build and wearing a black jacket and a black motorcycle helmet.
The female offender was described as around 178 tall, of medium build, wearing black jeans, a black jacket and a black motorcycle helmet.
Their vehicle was described as a small black motorcycle or moped.
“It is fortunate the victim was not seriously injured.
Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen the pair on the motorcycle, or can identify them, to get in contact.
“People with information can call Wellington CIB Crime Squad on 04 381 2077 or report anonymously via Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.”