Trio armed with hammer rob Linwood liquor store

The three suspects were caught on CCTV.
The three suspects were caught on CCTV. Photo credit: Supplied

Three men, one armed with a hammer, are on the run after hitting a liquor store in Christchurch.

The trio entered the Woodham Rd Liquor Store in Linwood about 7:45pm on Saturday, police said.

"They left in a stolen white Mazda Demio with cash and cigarettes."

CCTV images released by police show one of the men wore a dark blue top with a white hood and facemask, carrying a yellow hammer.

A second man wore dark clothing, including a black and white facemask, and was carrying a black bag. The third was dressed in light grey, with a black facemask and carrying a black and white bag over his shoulder.

Police would like to hear from anyone who has any information, or saw the vehicle in the area at the time - call 105 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.