3 Oct 2016

Armed robbery at Westport dairy

1:42 pm on 3 October 2016

A West Coast shop worker was confronted by three men with a firearm in an aggravated robbery late last night.

A police car parked on the street.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Police said the trio entered the Mill House Dairy in Westport just before midnight.

They ransacked the shop and the attached home and took a large amount of cigarettes and other items, fleeing in the victim's car.

Police said all three were wearing bright orange vests or jackets, and one had blond hair.

The car has since been found.