Robbers crashed a car last night after an armed robbery at a service station.

Police said two offenders entered the Caltex service station on Great South Rd, Manurewa, near Mahia Rd, with a firearm. They allegedly demanded cigarettes and money.

Shortly before midnight they fled the scene in Nissan Laurel driven by a third person.

The car crashed shortly after with a parked vehicle in Mahia Road.

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Police were investigating and asked any witnesses to either the robbery or the car crash to phone Manukau police on 092950200 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.