Three men charged after Barragup armed robbery

THREE men have been arrested following an armed robbery at a petrol station in Barragup yesterday afternoon.

At approximately 4pm, a silver Daewoo with stolen number plates attended the petrol station on Pinjarra Road.

While one of the men re-fueled the car, another man entered the service station with his face covered and threatened the cashier with a syringe, before leaving with cash.

Around 45 minutes later, police found the car crashed into a tree at the intersection of Old Pinjarra Road and Teranca Road in Greenfields and arrested the three men at the scene.

A 49 year old Mandurah man was charged with armed robbery, three counts of stealing, reckless driving, possession of cannabis, two counts of no authority to drive and using a number plate which was not licensed to. He will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today.

A 25 year old Coodanup man has been charged wiith having no authority to drive and a 30 year old Falcon man has been charged with possessing a prohibited weapon. They will appear in court at a later date.