As stated by Detective Sergeant Louise Curragh, Tauranga CIB:
Bay of Plenty Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred at a premises in Maungatapu on Wednesday.
At about 11:30pm a male entered the premises, which was open at the time.
He was holding a firearm and threatened staff. He removed the till and left with it.
Police are making a number of enquiries to identify the offender, including reviewing CCTV footage.
We would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Maungatapu between 11 and 11:40pm Wednesday and may have seen anything suspicious.
Anyone who has any information which may assist is asked to contact Police on 105 and quote file number 210506/3236.
Information can also be provided anonymously by phoning Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.