Security guards transporting cash in Auckland have been robbed at gunpoint.

At 11am this morning three "heavily disguised" offenders carrying a firearm approached security guards who were transporting cash back to a security van at the Takanini Southgate shopping complex.

The offenders presented a firearm at the security guards and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, said Counties Manukau Police detective sergeant Rob Hunkin.

The trio then fled the scene in an older-style silver Subaru Legacy which has since been recovered in the Bruce Pullman park area.

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Police were making area inquiries which included reviewing CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses.

Police would like to hear from anyone else who may have witnessed the robbery.

The asked those with any information that could help the investigation to please contact Detective Sergeant Rob Hunkin of the Counties Manukau Major Crime Team on 0508 422 443.

Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.