A shopkeeper was assaulted during an aggravated robbery at a bottle shop on Sunday.
The Paengaroa Liquor Store was held up by offenders in possession of a shotgun at around 8pm.
A police spokesperson says limited information is available at this time, due to the investigation being ongoing.
“Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour are urged to contact Tauranga Police.”
Early yesterday morning the Caltex station at Tauriko was ram-raided by thieves, one armed with a knife, who stole cigarettes and cash.
Last Friday a thief also used a knife in the robbery of Te Puke Noodle and Fish on Jellicoe Street.