Three men have been arrested after an armed robbery of a
Tauranga service station last night.
The men, whose faces were masked with bandanas, were
brandishing a knife and a knuckle duster, police said.
They entered the Z Station on the intersection of Cameron
Road and 11th Avenue about 10.10pm.
The men threatened the shop keeper and took money, cigarettes
and food, police said.
They then fled from the scene and ran down St John Street
before escaping in a waiting vehicle, driven by another man,
which sped down 11th Avenue towards Waihi Road.
As a result of police inquiries three men have been arrested,
The stolen property was been recovered and the men, aged 17,
20 and 22 were held in custody to appear in the Tauranga
District Court this morning.
There were no injuries to the service station attendant,