Police are seeking more information about a robbery at a Whakatane dairy earlier this morning.
Sergeant Ray Wylie says the incident occurred at the Mananui Dairy on James Street.
“At around 7.10am two men entered the premises with their faces covered, carrying wooden weapons and stole cigarettes before fleeing the scene.
“The dairy owner was in the shop at the time, but was not injured.
“Whakatane CIB are currently investigating the incident, and they ask that anyone who was in the area at the time of the robbery and may have information that could assist to please get in touch.”
Members of the public who may have witnessed the incident, or noticed anything suspicious in the area are encouraged to contact Police.
Any relevant information can be provided to the Whakatane Police (07) 308 5255 or call with information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.