Tauranga Police are continuing to hunt for the armed offenders who robbed the Welcome Bay Foodmarket on August 23.
Two men armed with pistols entered the foodmarket on Welcome Bay Road at 6.30pm on Thursday, August 23 and took an undisclosed amount of money from the till before making off on foot.
Police searched Welcome Bay for the two men but were unable to locate the offenders.
Police say the offenders are described as males, aged in their late teens or 20’s, wearing hoodies and 3/4 length shorts, with bandana’s covering their faces.
The pair took off on foot in an easterly direction from the store to Johnson Reserve, near the intersection of James Cook Drive.
They say there were a number of people who would have seen the offenders running, including a jogger and the driver of a vehicle who narrowly avoided hitting them as they ran across Welcome Bay Road.
Tauranga Police wish to speak to these people and anyone else who may have information in relation to this robbery.
Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact Tauranga Police on 07 5774300. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Western Bay of Plenty area commander Inspector Clifford Paxton says armed robberies, such as this, carry a maximum penalty of up to 14 years in jail.
He says police take the use or threat of violence very seriously.