Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in the Southland town of Waikaia last night (April 19).
About 9.15pm a man armed with a knife entered a Blaydon Street property.
He struggled with a woman living at the address and demanded access to a gun safe.
He is described as about 30-years-old, 5 foot 11, with short dark hair and prominent cheek bones.
He was wearing a black hoodie, black CCC Canterbury pants and black DC shoes.
Police are also investigating an incident where a man was disturbed in the garage of the same property at about 11pm the previous night.
Anyone with information on either incident is urged to contact Chris Lucy at Gore Police: 03 203 9300.