A man threatened a Mount Maunganui store attendant with a bomb after he refused to handover a pie.
The incident unfolded at the Park Minimart and Takeaways, when a man walked into the store and demanded a pie.
The owner’s son was working at the time and she says when her son refused to give the man a pie, he claimed to have a bomb in his bag.
The store owner says her son then handed over the pie and the offender walked away.
A police spokesperson says police were notified around 6.25pm night that a man had gone into a shop on Maunganui Road and asked for a pie.
"When the person in the shop refused, the man said he had a bomb in his bag. He was then given the pie and left on foot.
"Police have attended, and are making further inquiries."
Talking to SunLive after the robbery, the owner says he son never thought anything like this would happen as there were cameras pointing right at him.
“It’s very scary.”
It’s understood the offender is still on the run.
A police spokesperson says the incident is being treated as a robbery.
People with information about the robbery are asked to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.
Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.