Four men in masks, one carrying a gun, have robbed a souvenir shop in Christchurch.
The police were called to The Best Souvenirs on Riccarton Road about 11am this morning.
Senior Sergeant Jim Curry said the men drove off in a stolen silver Subaru Legacy, which they dumped a short time later on Piko Crescent.
Mr Curry said a knife wrapped in a bandana was also found in a nearby park.
He said no one was injured in the robbery, and it is unclear what was stolen.
A man who was at the scene said he heard loud banging from the shop.
"Initially we thought a shelf had fallen over, but then it just kept going."
He said he then saw two men backing out of the store, one of them was carrying a gun.
The police want anyone who saw the vehicle or the men near the Riccarton Road area to contact them.