A man's car has been stolen after he was allegedly threatened with a hammer at a Hamilton petrol station.

Senior Sergeant Simon Cherry said police received a report that a car had been stolen from the petrol station on Norton Rd at about 6pm.

"It was reported to police that a man approached the victim, threatened him with a hammer and proceeded to steal the victim's car," said Cherry.

Cherry said the man was shaken but uninjured.


The man was helping police with their investigation.

The offender has been described as a man in his 20s, of slim build and Maori descent.

He was wearing sunglasses, a bandanna, black hat, hood and shorts, with no shoes.

Cherry warned that the offender may be dangerous so shouldn't be approached.

The stolen car was a silver Honda Stream station wagon with the registration FMH878.

Police have asked that anyone who sees, or has seen, the vehicle contacts them immediately.

CIB is investigating.