Brutal footage shows three women savagely robbing a Tuakau dairy on Sunday night.
The CCTV video, posted to the Tuakau, Pokeno and Districts Facebook page, shows the trio standing over the shop employee before launching their assault.
Police say the incident began after the three female offenders entered the Five Star Dairy on George Street and demanded cash.
Then the robbery turned violent. One woman came behind the counter and launched a violent attack on the worker, punching him multiple times, while another grabbed handfuls of cigarette cartons.
The man finally managed to drive them off, and the women fled with the cigarettes and other items.
The women's actions have been condemned by the community, who label it "disgusting".
"What's happening to our little community?" one commenter posted.
"Eww they make me sick! Get a job n stop ripping off people that work hard for their money! This is disgusting!" another said.
Police say they are reviewing CCTV footage of the aggravated robbery and are following lines of enquiry.
"Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Counties Manukau Police on 09 261 1321 or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111," a police spokesperson says.