Oamaru Police are appealing for information following a report of an aggravated robbery at the Ascot Motel on Thames Highway Oamaru on Monday evening, February 4.
A man walked into the motel around 8 p.m. and allegedly threatened the motelier with a weapon, before leaving with an amount of money.
The offender is described as Polynesian and of solid build.
He was wearing a black shirt, black puffer vest and blue jeans.
Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has any information that may assist the investigation.
Anyone with information can call Oamaru Police on 03 433 1400.
Or, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.