Christchurch police are appealing for help after a dairy owner was the victim of an aggravated robbery yesterday morning.
The robbery occurred shortly after 11am at the Nancy Ave dairy when a man walked into the store with a small hand gun and demanded cigarettes and money.
He left the scene after being given a small amount and was seen getting into a maroon-coloured Ford sedan and driving off.
The man is described as wearing a black beanie, scarf, jeans and carrying a black bag.
Police want to hear from anyone with possible information on (03) 363 7400 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.