1493701896504 - Cut-price cigarette warning after Dunedin dairy robbery

Cut-price cigarette warning after Dunedin dairy robbery

Police are warning Dunedin residents to report people selling cut-price cigarettes after a city dairy was robbed at gunpoint.

Police were called to the On the Spot Halfway Bush Convenience Store, on the corner of Taieri Rd and Ashmore St, at 10.40am on Tuesday.

Detective Sergeant Nik Leigh said a man entered the store and presented a rifle at the shop employee, before making off with an unknown amount of cash and tobacco.

No shots were fired and no-one was injured in the robbery.

Police believed the man, whose face was covered, left in a silver hatchback which was last seen in the area at 10.50am.

The man was described as being of medium build and was wearing a distinctive grey hoodie with a circular emblem on the chest.

It was likely the offender would look to sell the tobacco at discounted rates, Leigh said.

The dairy owner declined to comment on the robbery.

Anyone who is offered tobacco at a discounted rate, or has any information about the robbery, is asked to contact police.

Information can be reported to Dunedin police by calling 03 471 4800 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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