Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated robbery at a store on the corner of Heywood Street and Tanner Street, Grasmere, Invercargill.
Two men entered the store around 6.20pm this evening.
Both were carrying weapons, possibly large sticks.
The store attendant was assaulted, although he did not require medical attention.
The offenders then left with cigarettes, heading east on Heywood Street in a vehicle believed to be a silver 1997 Subaru Forrester station wagon.