Police are seeking assistance from the public after an armed robbery at a service station in Ruakaka, south of Whangarei last night.
The heavily disguised male was armed with a firearm and carried a black back pack which he used to store the cash and cigarettes that he stole.
He was seen running to a vehicle that was parked at the northern end of the service station and driving off towards Whangarei.
Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Aaron Crawford at Whangarei Police on 09 430 4500.
Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.