A man and a woman have been arrested following the robbery of a Bay of Plenty store during which an employee was attacked.
Police say the pair entered the local store on Pine Drive in remote Murupara yesterday morning wielding a hammer before making off with cash.
Although a staff member was assaulted, no one was injured in the attack and staff were receiving support.
Using CCTV cameras, police managed to track down two cars they believed were involved and later in the day arrested a 28-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman.
They will appear in the Rotorua District Court tomorrow. NZN