JONES Graham John Watkin

New Zealand Bravery Medal
Special Honours List 29 January 2005
On 1 October 2001 a dangerous bank robber entered a bank in Akaroa wearing a balaclava and armed with a rifle. He pointed the gun at the two tellers and was given the contents of the tills. As he was leaving, he passed a customer entering the bank, who raised the alarm. At this, the robber ran away. Mr Jones observed the robber carrying a gun and being chased by Peter Duncan and Paul Chandler. He decided to assist. The three men pursued the robber down an alleyway. Realising he was being chased, the robber stopped and pointed the firearm at them, then turned and continued to run. The three men also continued their pursuit.  The robber got into a stolen vehicle and was subsequently able to get away, however, the assistance of Mr Jones and the two other men and the information they gave the Police resulted in the subsequent apprehension and conviction of three men.

New Zealand Bravery Medal