Two men brandishing a weapon demanded cash from bar staff this morning.

Police say an aggravated robbery took place about 9:30am at Zabeels Bar on King St in Hastings.

The men with a weapon demanded and took cash from staff.

Detective sergeant Darren Pritchard said the incident has left staff and patrons shaken but thankfully nobody was injured.


The offenders were seen to have left in an older style, red, 4-door vehicle at speed along King St towards St Aubyns St shortly after 9:30am.

The first male is described as a solid build, about 6ft tall wearing a maroon hoody with white circular pattern on the front. He was also wearing black and navy tracksuit pants with a white stripe and skate shoes.

The second male is described as Maori and was wearing a black cap and sunglasses, black jacket and track pants.

Police ask anyone with relevant information to please contact Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard at the Hastings Police on 06 831 0700.

Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on
0800 555 111.