Police have arrested three men in relation to an armed robbery of Lucky 7 Superette last week.

The shop on Maungatapu Rd was robbed by two men, one allegedly armed with a pistol, last Wednesday at 6.40pm.

Two men, aged 18 and 19, have been charged with aggravated robbery. One was in court today and the other would appear on May 9.

A 16-year-old has also been charged with aggravated robbery and would appear in Youth Court on May 9.

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Police also found the pistol allegedly used in the robbery.

Detective Sergeant Craig Rawlinson wanted to thank the Tauranga public for its "invaluable help".