Video store held up at gunpoint

ROBBED: Police remove evidence from the Hillcrest video store after an attendant was held at gunpoint on Monday night.
ROBBED: Police remove evidence from the Hillcrest video store after an attendant was held at gunpoint on Monday night.

Police are on the tail of two men who robbed a Hamilton video store at gunpoint last night.

The alleged offenders fled from the scene in the block of Hillcrest shops below Burger King in a stolen white Nissan Skyline, registration CBU366, shortly before 8pm.

The vehicle has yet to be found and police are appealing for people to report any sightings immediately, Senior Sergeant Rupert Friend said.

They're also asking for witnesses in and around the shops to come forward.

A sole attendant was inside the video store when the pair walked in brandishing a firearm.

They were described as brown skinned and they were dressed in hoodies with bandannas obscuring their faces. It's understood they fled with an undisclosed sum of cash.

Friend said the getaway car was stolen during the day from the Sonning Carpark on River Rd.

''That vehicle is still outstanding and we'd love to get any sightings of it.''

Another stolen vehicle was found burnt out in Paeroa overnight but it's not related to the Hillcrest robbery.

All information can be reported to Hamilton Central Police Station on 07-858-6200.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with the independent Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111.

Waikato Times