Police are seeking information from the public after a grocery store worker was threatened with a knife in Hawera on Saturday night by a man with a T-shirt over his head as disguise.
The attempted robbery happened in Turuturu Grocery on Glover Rd about 6.50pm after a man entered and threatened a staff member with a knife.
The man then fled on foot down Totara Rd without taking anything from the store.
Police said in a statement they would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have seen the man pictured on CCTV.
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"He is of skinny build and was wearing beige or brown shorts, white high-top shoes, and a dark-coloured T-shirt," police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 105 and quote event number P049394978 or information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.