Trio rob petrol station armed with hammers

Photos: Supplied/NZ Police.

Police are hunting three men who robbed a petrol station armed with hammers and metal poles near Hamilton.

The robbers smashed their way into the BP Rototuna Service Station, to the north of the city, at around 2:30am this morning.

The trio made off with cash and cigarettes before leaving in a stolen silver Mazda Capella.

The authorities have confired that no staff were hurt in the incident.

A police spokesperson said: "We would like to speak to anyone who has information about the robbery, has knowledge of any persons involved, or who recognises anyone in the photographs." 

Anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Scott Neilson on: (07) 858 6200.

Alternatively, information can be left with Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.

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