Police are seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at a Mt Albert TAB, in Auckland this evening.

Two people entered the TAB on New North Rd, near Carrington Rd, at 6pm.

Auckland Metropolitan police inspector Kerry Watson said the offenders were in possession of a firearm.

They fled the scene, with a number of items, in a light-coloured four-door sedan along New North Rd in the direction of the city.

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Watson said a rear window of the vehicle was smashed by a member of the public as it left the scene.

Police ask any witnesses to the incident to contact Auckland Central Police Station on 09 302 6400.

Sightings of the vehicle should be reported to 111 immediately.

Police had increased patrols in the area as they kept a lookout for the two individuals.