Police are working to identify a man who attacked two women during a robbery at the Ocean lodge in Nelson.
They said the man went into the lodge at 10pm on Sunday night and demanded money from two women staff members.
Police said he forced his way behind the counter, pushed one of the woman, and verbally attacked the other.
He was given an unknown sum of money before he fled and ran towards Beach Rd.
The women were not hurt, but were very upset by the incident.