Police are hunting two men following the armed robbery of a Bay of Plenty TAB yesterday afternoon.
No one was hurt but those at the Bethlehem TAB were traumatised after two men, believed to carrying a firearm, robbed staff of a small amount of cash, police said in a media statement today.
The incident at the Bethlehem Shops of State Highway 2 occurred about 1.20pm and the men, aged in their late 20s or early 30s, fled in a white-coloured 1993 Nissan Sentra, police said.
The vehicle, which was stolen from the front of the store and has not been found, has the registration number SB330.
Tauranga police want to hear from anyone who can identify the men in CCTV footage captured at the shop.
One was wearing light-coloured shorts and sports shoes, with a light-coloured peaked cap under a black and grey hoodie.
The other was clad in dark trousers and gumboots, with a grey hoodie. He also had a dark jersey tied over his shoulders and head.
Sightings of the stolen Nissan Sentra were also being sought.
Tauranga police can be contacted on (07) 577 4300.
Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111.