Police are investigating an aggravated robbery of a TAB in Hastings last night.
A weapon was used and a sum of cash taken during the robbery at the TAB on Heretaunga St in St Leonards.
It is believed no one was injured during the incident which happened about 10pm.
A TAB spokesperson said "understandably our staff are shaken and we are supporting them".
Police were conducting a scene examination and speaking to witnesses last night, who would be receiving ongoing support.
CIB are investigating but no further information is available.