Cash stolen in BOP armed robbery
A Bay of Plenty petrol station is cordoned off with police tape this morning following an armed robbery.
Police received a report of an aggravated robbery at the BP Service Station on McAlister Street in Whakatane shortly after 9pm.
"Two men allegedly entered the store and threatened staff with what appeared to be a firearm, leaving with cash," says a police spokesperson.
"Police made area enquiries but were unable to locate the offenders.
"Enquiries are ongoing."
Anyone with information about the robbery, and who haven't already spoken with police, can contact Whakatane Police Station on 07 308 5255.
Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.
Non-emergency information can be phoned into the police's 105 number.