A man who held up a worker at a Subway sandwich shop in Taranaki this evening is yet to be caught by police.

Police central communications centre Inspector Dave Rose said they were called to the shop at South Rd in Hawera just before 7pm.

The man had pointed a firearm at the worker and demanded money before fleeing, he said.

Police were still at the scene.


"We are still trying to establish what was taken, and trying to locate the person involved."

Mr Rose said the worker was not injured.