Seven people in two stolen cars were involved in an early morning ram raid of a Huntly Mobil service station.
Police are investigating following the ram raid which happened at about 4.15am yesterday morning.
In a statement, police said a Mazda Familia Sport and a Mazda Familia hatchback, both silver, were linked to the incident in the town north of Hamilton.
Both cars had been stolen, the Sport from the University of Waikato carpark on Tuesday and the hatchback from Frankton, Hamilton, on the same day.
Only one of the cars was used to ram the doors of the locked station.
Seven people, who had their faces disguised with hoodies, entered the Mobil station and stole cigarettes from the counter before fleeing in the stolen vehicles.
The only employee in the store at the time managed to flee and was not harmed.
One of the cars was later found in Harris St, Huntly and the other was found in King Street, Cambridge.
Police have asked for anyone with information related to the incident or the people to come forward.
Those with information can contact Ngaruawahia Police on 07 824 8199 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.