St Albans: Two men arrested over armed robbery

Two men from St Albans have been charged with armed robbery following an early morning service station hold up yesterday.

Police had been told an armed man threatened a staff member before running from the Station Road and Main Road West store with the cash register in his arms at 5am.

A short time later, members from Keilor Downs saw a man fitting the description of the armed robber with another person running along Gladstone Street.

After a short struggle and the deployment of capsicum spray the pair were arrested in the front garden of a private home.

Police also located clothing, cash and a knife allegedly used in the robbery.

Keilor Downs police also charged a Sunshine North man last Wednesday morning with drug and firearm offences after allegedly finding a pen pistol and drugs in the man’s possession.

Three men were also charged by Sunshine police last Thursday night with drug offences after locating a house full of mature cannabis plants.