Police are responding to a violent robbery at a fish and chip shop in New Plymouth.

The shop is believed to be Stocky's Takeaways on Omata Rd in Marfell.

A police spokeswoman said the incident, which was called in at 9.40pm, was being treated as an aggravated robbery.

Two people were working in the shop when a man came in and assaulted them. No weapons were used, she said.

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The pair were initially treated at the scene for facial injuries, with one person then taken to New Plymouth Hospital, she said.