Cash and cigarettes have been stolen in an armed robbery at the Caltex in Welcome Bay.
Police were called to the petrol station on Welcome Bay Road at 10.20pm.
A police spokesperson says a man walked into the shop and presented a weapon at the store attendant.
He got away with cash and cigarettes.
“Dog units attempted to track the offender but were not successful.
“Enquiries are ongoing to locate him. No further info is available at this stage.”
People with information about the robbery can contact Tauranga Police Station on 07 577 4300.
Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.