A police investigation is underway after a Napier store was robbed by a man wielding a machete.
Police said the man entered Te Awa Store Ellison Street at about 9am yesterday.
"He took a small quantity of cigarettes and left the store," police said.
"The man is believed to have been travelling in a white van and possibly headed along Chambers Street towards Maraenui."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 105 and quote file number 210616/3340.