A Northland dairy owner has been left with superficial head injuries after taking on a group who entered his store armed with a crowbar.

Police say the group of four entered this a dairy in Hikurangi this afternoon.

Upon seeing the offenders the dairy owner armed himself with a bat.

Following a scuffle the shop owner has received a superficial head injury, which did not require medical attention.

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The group ran from the store without taking anything and were seen leaving in a blue car.

Police remain at the scene and investigations are continuing into the incident.

Anyone who may have seen people acting suspiciously in the area of King Street, Hikurangi this afternoon is asked to contact Northland Police on 09 430 4500 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.