'Heavily disguised man' wanted in Northland robbery

'Heavily disguised man' wanted in Northland robbery
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Police are searching for a man who robbed a Northland petrol station on Saturday evening.

At around 7:25pm, a "heavily disguised" man with a firearm entered the GAS Service Station on State Highway 1, Ruakaka. He demanded cash and cigarettes from staff.

He carried a black backpack and drove off towards Whāngārei.

Police are asking any witnesses, or anyone with information about the identity of this man, to come forward.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Sergeant Aaron Crawford on (09) 430 4500.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.