Police Investigate Shortland Armed Robbery

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Shortland bottle-shop overnight.

It’s believed two people arrived at the Sandgate Road store on a motorbike just after 6pm.

The driver of the bike entered with his helmet still on, threatened the employee with a shortened double-barrel shotgun and demanded cash.

The 55-year-old employee complied before the pair fled the scene on the bike.

Police are now investigating.

The offender was reportedly wearing a black helmet, black jacket, blue jeans and a black backpack.

The accomplice was seen wearing a multi-coloured motocross helmet, blue-rimmed goggles grey pants and a grey hoodie.

Officers are also looking to speak with a customer who crossed paths with the alleged offenders just before the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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