1492219968312 - Petrol station worker threatened with knife during robbery in Tauranga

Petrol station worker threatened with knife during robbery in Tauranga

A Tauranga petrol station worker has been left traumatised after two men armed with a large knife robbed the station overnight. 

Police are looking for anyone who may recognise the man pictured in photographs at the Z service station on 15th Ave. 

Detective Sergeant Darryl Brazier said two men entered the store on the corner of Mayfair St about 3.50am on Saturday.

One man approached the solo employee wielding a large knife, demanding money and cigarettes. 

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“Both of the males then left the premises a short time later, with an as yet undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.

“The service station employee was not harmed but is traumatised as a result of this robbery, and is receiving support.”

One man was dressed in dark clothing and had his face covered.

The other was wearing a grey hoodie with ‘Puma’ in white letters on the left side of the chest, black long pants and white Adidas shoes.

“This male was also wearing a dark beanie on his head under the hoodie.”

Police would like to speak with both of these men but in particular the male shown in the attached photograph.

“We would like to hear from anyone who knows this person.”

“Police would also like to speak with anyone who may have been in the area at the time of this robbery and who may have seen these two males in or around the Z service station.”

If you can help, please call Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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