A McDonald's manager was threatened by men armed with metal poles and tyre irons when his restaurant was robbed.

Police have appealed for help identifying and finding five men who robbed the Wairau Valley McDonald's on Auckland's North Shore on Monday August 7 about 5.20am.

Police said the men were armed with metal pole and tyre irons.

They threatened the manager before stealing cash.

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Phone Detective Katherine Young of the North Shore CIB on (09) 477 5261 if you have information about the men or the robbery.