Two robberies took place last night where liquor and tobacco were stolen from a liquor store in Levin, and from a dairy in Palmerston North, respectively.
Dairy robbery in Palmerston North
The Palmerston North dairy robbery happened about 8:20pm last night, when police were called to Top Cook Dairy and Takeaways near the corner of College and Cook Street.
Three males were reported to have entered the dairy armed with a baseball bat and hammer.
After stealing tobacco from the shop, the men left the dairy and were seen getting into a white station wagon parked opposite the shop and were last seen driving into Savage Crescent.
No one was hurt in the robbery.
Liquor stolen from liquor store in Levin
Three men approached the Thirsty Lquor store in Levin about 9.15pm last night.
Two of them entered the store, armed with a knife and hammer.
The men stole spirits from the store and ran from the shop to the cricket ground across the road.
No one was hurt in the incident.
Police are carrying out a scene investigation for both robberies and have continued with area inquiries this morning.
The two robberies are being investigated and are not suspected to be related.