A supermarket security guard has been hit by a car as two alleged shoplifters tried to make a get away.

A police spokeswoman said two people had allegedly stolen meat from Countdown Tokoroa about 1.30pm.

She said the store's security guard tried to take a photo of the car's number plate when he was hit.

The guard was not injured.

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The alleged offenders were stopped by police and are now in custody with charges expected to be laid.