A petrol station attendant was sliced by a man wielding a machete during an aggravated robbery in Napier.
Police are investigating the robbery at Mobil petrol station on Taradale Rd.
A man armed with a machete entered the station about 9.30 last night, demanding the lone attendant hand over cigarettes and tobacco.
The attendant was struck several times with the machete, and suffered a laceration on his arm.
The alleged offender fled when a member of the public entered the station.
Police believe the alleged offender was loitering around the petrol station before entering.