Wellington Police are investigating after a pharmacy was robbed in Lower Hutt this morning.
Police were called at around 10.50am following reports a man had entered the store armed with a craft knife.
The man left the scene with a small amount of prescription medication.
Police are examining the area and are following positive lines of inquiry.
Residents may notice an increased police presence in the area for the next few days while inquiries continue.
Police are seeking a man described to be in his 40s, around 178cm tall, and was wearing a grey hoodie, grey tracksuit pants and a grey check scarf around his face at the time of the incident.
He is believed to have left the scene either riding or pushing a bike.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information about the man involved has been advised to contact Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.