In the last month three small businesses in Tokoroa have been targeted by masked and sometimes armed robbers.
A superette was robbed on Kauri St at 4.50pm on Friday, May 13.
During the robbery a female staff member was assaulted. After leaving the store with cigarettes the trio ran towards Hinau St. On April 17 another robbery took place. Information about these incidents, along with clear footage of the offenders are available on the Bay Of Plenty Police Facebook page.
Senior sergeant Jason Henderson said the incidents did not appear to be linked.