Police have taken a man into custody after a bank robbery in Invercargill this afternoon.

A spokeswoman said police received a report of a robbery at an address on Don St at around 12.20pm.

A 26-year-old man had entered the bank with a knife and demanded money, before fleeing.

He handed himself in at an Invercargill police station a short time later, and gave back the money.

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He would appear in the Invercargill District Court today on a charge of aggravated robbery.

Kiwibank said no one was injured in the robbery. The branch had been closed for the rest of the day.