An attempted robbery in Greerton has sparked Tauranga Police to appeal to the public to find the offenders.
Last night at 6.45pm, two men entered the Carlisle Street dairy armed with a plastic pistol and knife.
The pair demanded money, but were chased out of the story by the owner and his assistant.
One offender was wearing dark blue trousers with a reflector band around the knee.
They were seen running down Tyrone St, where they got into a car described as silver and a modern shape.
Police are seeking information about the vehicle seen around Argyll Rd and Tyrone St on Wednesday evening.
Anyone who may have seen the car, or have any information about this incident, can call Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.
Information can also be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.