Police are hoping to speak to a Shortland bottle shop customer who narrowly avoided an armed robbery overnight.
It's claimed the person left the Sandgate Road store at around 6pm, before a motorbike rider entered.
He's then pulled a shortened double-barrel shotgun from a backpack and threatened the woman behind the counter, before the 55-year-old handed over cash.
The man has then escaped on a waiting motorbike, ridden by an accomplice waiting outside.
Police have been told the armed man was wearing a black helmet, black jacket with blue jeans and a black backpack.
His accomplice was wearing a multi coloured Motocross style helmet with blue rimmed goggles with grey track pants and a grey hoodie.