A car has been used to smash the front door of a Tauranga petrol station early this morning.
Police say three offenders, one armed with a knife, entered the Caltex service station on State Highway 29, Tauriko, at 2.10am.
“The first offender drove a vehicle into the front door before two other offenders entered the store. At least one of them was carrying a knife,” says a police spokesperson.
“They left the store with cigarettes and cash before all three offenders fled the scene in the vehicle.”
There was no altercation and no one was injured but witnesses are receiving ongoing support.
“A scene guard remains in place before a scene examination is conducted this morning.”
Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area in the early hours of this morning or who has any information which may help our investigation is asked to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.
Alternatively, information may shared anonymously with Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.