Police are appealing for witnesses following the gunpoint robbery of a security guard outside a supermarket in Whakatane this morning.

The incident occurred about 11am outside Pak'nSave on King St, Kopeopeo and an unconfirmed amount of cash was stolen.

A scene examination has been completed and police are in the process of taking witness statements.

At this stage it is understood there was more than one offender and at least one vehicle linked to the robbery.

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No one was hurt.

There were a number of members of the public around when the robbery occurred and police are appealing for anyone with any information or images on their phones that might assist the investigation to make contact at the earliest opportunity.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Whakatane Police on (07) 308 5255.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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