A Whanganui shop worker has been left extremely distressed after being robbed at gunpoint this afternoon.
Police say a man walked into the Durie Street Dairy in Durie Hill with a pistol and stole goods from the store.
While not physically hurt in the robbery the victim is extremely distressed and being supported by family, police say.
"This aggressive male has gone into your local store and terrorised your local shop person," Senior Sergeant Steve Crawford says.
After stealing the goods the man has run from the scene towards the local school.
He is described as wearing a black longsleeve top, black pants, carrying a bag of some sort and had his head covered with a multicoloured motorcycle helmet.
Police want to hear from anyone who saw a man fitting that description hanging around or going into the dairy or running away from it this afternoon.