Rotorua police are calling for help from the public after two aggravated robberies in the early hours of Monday.

Three offenders approached two victims and threatened them with a firearm, stealing personal effects from them, including cellphones, before driving away.

The first incident occurred at 5.15am on the corner of Fairview Rd and Gordon Rd, where the victim was waiting to be picked up for work.

The second was at 5.20am on Clayton Rd as the victim walked towards Gem St.

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The offenders were travelling in an older grey or silver four-door sedan, described as possibly a Nissan Primera or Bluebird.

Both victims were male and police would like to speak to anyone who can help identify or locate the offenders involved.

"If you can help, please call Rotorua CIB on 07 349 9400," a police spokesperson said.

"Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."