A Hamilton pharmacy was broken into with a crowbar and a safe with prescription medicine and cash stolen.

Police are asking for the public's assistance to identify those responsible for the burglary at the Central Pharmacy on Pembroke Street.

It was broken into about 2am today by two people.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Paul Slater on 021 191 0948.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.