A Christchurch dairy has been robbed again just three days after the last one.
Police confirmed they are investigating the robbery involving two offenders in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
On Sunday, three people entered the store in the early hours threatening at least two employees with weapons including a pistol.
That time, offenders made off with cash and cigarettes which has become a growing theme in past robberies.
Wednesday morning's robbery is the store's eighth hit within seven months.
In October last year the store was robbed by three men armed with a machete and a hammer, again taking off with cigarettes and cash.
It is not known whether any incidents are related.
According to Statistics New Zealand, in 2016 there was a 15.4 percent rise in robberies in New Zealand.