Police are searching for a young man believed to be responsible for the armed robbery of the Grange Road Dairy on Monday.
The man, aged in his late teens or early twenties, entered the dairy on the corner of Milton Road at about 4.40pm and pulled a firearm on the shop attendant demanding money before making off on foot.
Police at the scene of the armed robbery of Grange Road Dairy.
Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Brazier says police are looking for a male, believed to be in his late teens or early twenties, of slim build and wearing dark clothing and a black balaclava.
“At about 4.40pm the male entered the dairy and produced a firearm, possibly a pistol.
“He demanded money from the shop owner, with which the victim was compliant.
“The offender then ran off on foot.”
The man was seen leaving the dairy heading along Grange Road towards Brookfield.
Police are at the scene and urge anyone with information to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
News Video - Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Brazier at the Grange Road Dairy.
Police at the scene on Grange Road.