Police are hunting three men armed with weapons who robbed a Hamilton dairy of cash and cigarettes.

The men entered the Kingsway Superette in Prisk St about 8.20am on Saturday armed with a hammer, hatchet and screwdriver.

Detective Sergeant Andy Saunders of Hamilton police said it remained unclear how much cash or how many cigarettes were taken.

The armed men storm into the Kingsway Superette, Hamilton, on Saturday.
The armed men storm into the Kingsway Superette, Hamilton, on Saturday.

The man armed with a yellow handled hatchet had his face covered and was wearing a white t-shirt, light grey hooded sweat shirt, black gloves, black shoes with black soles and a G Shock or similar wrist watch.

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A second man was carrying a similar coloured yellow handled hammer.

"He was wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt, dark cap, dark long pants, black Nike shoes with white sole and stripe. He was also wearing a black cap with 'NEW ZEALAND' on the brim. He was carrying a yellow handled hammer and black cooler-type bag," Saunders said.

The third offender was carrying a black and yellow coloured screwdriver.

This man was carrying a screwdriver throughout the armed robbery.
This man was carrying a screwdriver throughout the armed robbery.

He was dressed in a dark hooded sweat shirt, light grey track pants and blue material across face. He was also wearing low cut white Nike shoes with black stripe. He was also carrying a black backpack.

A stolen vehicle used by the group was driven by an unknown Maori or Pacific Island woman of a large build aged around 20 years old.

This offender holds a hatchet as he steals cigarettes and cash.
This offender holds a hatchet as he steals cigarettes and cash.

The car was found a short time later nearby on the corner of O'Regan Rd and Collins Rd, Melville, Hamilton.

Anyone with information is urged to call Saunders on (07) 858 6200.