Robber pointed gun at dairy worker

04:20, Aug 26 2014

A man brandished a gun at a West Coast shopkeeper before fleeing with cash and cigarettes on Friday.

West Coast police want to hear from the public following a robbery at a Blaketown dairy, in Greymouth, about 7pm.

Police say a man came into the shop and threatened the shopkeeper with what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money.

He left with some cash and cigarettes.

"The offender is described as dark skinned, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and wearing a black hoodie, black track pants and dark shoes. He had a short beard," a police spokesman said.

Police are seeking information from anyone who was in the area on Friday evening and saw the man or has information relating to this incident.

Greymouth police can be contacted on (03) 768 1600 or information can be passed on anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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