Police are hunting three people after an armed hold-up at a Bay of Plenty service station yesterday afternoon.

The robbery took place at the Shell station in Edgecumbe about 1pm, police said. Police were seeking a grey Nissan Pulsar or similar five-door hatchback with a sunroof and no number plates, possibly with frontal damage.

Three people were in the car when it was last seen in College Rd, Edgecumbe, heading towards Thornton about 12.50pm.