Police are asking for information from the public after the Whangarei Salvation Army store was vandalised.

Between 1am and 4.30am offenders etched words into the front of the Vine St store's window.

Other businesses around Whangarei had also been recently targeted by vandals who were etching graffiti in store windows.

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact them on 09 4304500.