A police cordon is in place in a Wellington suburb after an armed hold-up.
Police said a man, who was dressed in black, entered a pizza shop in the suburb of Northland and demanded cash at about 12.15pm.
Detective Sergeant Richard Gibson said he was armed.
"He's presented what the worker in the store believes is a firearm and demanded money."
Mr Gibson is asking anyone with information to come forward.
He said the man had a beard, and was wearing a hat and sunglasses.
The man left the shop on foot along Northland Road and police were still searching the area.