Police are investigating a robbery where a person armed with a knife demanded money from a Te Puke takeaway shop.
The aggravated robbery took place around 8pm on Friday, May 12, at the Te Puke Noodle and Fish on Jellicoe Street.
“He left on foot down Jellicoe Street and into King Street, with a minimal amount of cash.
No-one was injured but staff were left shaken by what happened,” says a statement from police.
The offender is described as Maori, of medium build, 175cm tall and aged 18-25.
“He was wearing a woollen hat with a black top tied around his face, a grey zipped hoodie, dark track pants, black and white Converse-style shoes and blue plastic food preparation gloves.”
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time, or who recognises the person in the photos.
If you have any information that may help with the ongoing investigation, please contact Acting Detective Sergeant Logan Nicholas on 07 577 4300.
Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.