Police are searching for a man who stole a day's worth of bank takings after he robbed a security van while armed with a gun in central Auckland.

The aggravated robbery happened at about 2.15pm on January 8 when the van, guarded by two security officers, was robbed by a man on the corner of Darby and Queen Sts in the CBD.

The man got away with a large amount of cash in a stolen vehicle, which was later recovered.

Police are asking people with any information that will help identify the person to call the Auckland Crime Squad on 09 302 6557. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.