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Man attacked during robbery at rural Bay of Plenty property

A man has been across the body with a baseball bat and threatened with a firearm in an aggravated robbery in Reporoa.

Bay of Plenty Police are investigating the robbery, by three men, at a rural property where firearms and other items were stolen about 2.45am yesterday.

The victim sustained a minor injury which did not require medical attention.

Police say firearms, ammunition and electronic items, including mobile phones, were stolen from the property before the offenders left in a vehicle, Detective Chris Nairn said.

It is believed the property may have been targeted, he said.

Police encourage members of the public who may have information to contact Rotorua Police on (07) 349 9400.

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New Zealand police (file picture). Source: istock.com