Two men have been arrested following police and the Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) descending on Waimarama on Saturday morning.
A police spokeswoman said police were notified of a robbery on Te Apiti Rd in which a vehicle was stolen at 8.26am on Saturday morning.
Police responded and AOS were in attendance but were stood down the spokeswoman said.
A vehicle was seized.
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A 22-year-old and 27-year-old male were located on Waimarama Rd and have been charged with aggravated robbery and are due to appear in Hastings District Court on Monday.
The spokeswoman said it appears those involved are known to each other.